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Bill Gates and the Past

Posted by thecrazyteacher on novembre 26, 2018

Another short story about another important principle.

Posted by thecrazyteacher on novembre 22, 2018

“Try Not to Do Things to Others That You Would Not Like Them to Do to You”

Now read the short story about this important principle.

Two friends, Eric and Wendy, are sitting in a café enjoying a coffee. They talk and look at the other people in the café. There is a rich-looking man in a business suit sitting at a table near them. As he stands up to leave, his cell phone rings. He answers it and walks away.
Eric and Wendy realize that he has left his briefcase. He was distracted by the phone call. They both look at the briefcase for a moment and wonder if it is full of money.
But they only hesitate for a moment. They know that the briefcase belongs to the man, and he will be very upset if he loses it. They both jump up from their chairs. Wendy runs after the man, shouting, “Hey, sir! Sir, you forgot your briefcase!”
Eric stands next to the briefcase and waits. He wants to be sure that nothing happens to it while Wendy goes to find the man.
When he hears Wendy, the man stops and looks at her. “I’m sorry, I have to go,” he says into his cell phone, ending the call. “My briefcase! I cannot believe I forgot it! Thank you so much!”
He follows Wendy back to his table in the café. He smiles at Eric, who is standing next to his briefcase without touching it.
“Thank you so much,” the man says. “This briefcase is full of important research papers and some pictures of my family. These things are very important to me, but they are not useful to anyone else. I am so glad I did not lose them!”
Wendy and Eric smile. They are happy that the man did not lose his documents.
“Let me pay for your coffee,” the man offers. “You have really saved me today!”
Wendy and Eric accept and say thank you to the man. They are glad no one took his briefcase. They know you should not do things to others that you would not like them to do to you. And no one wants to lose important work or special photos. They enjoy their coffee even more after helping the man.

A short story about an important principle

Posted by thecrazyteacher on novembre 20, 2018

“Try to Treat Others as You Would Want Them to Treat You”

Now read the short story about this important principle.

There is a very mean, nasty man named Mr. Douglas who lives on the fourth floor of an apartment building. He is so rude to his neighbors that no one even knows his first name is Adam. He never says hello to anyone, and he leaves his garbage out in the hallway. He constantly complains about all his neighbors and the noise they make.
He even gets upset when the couple who live next door to him, Catherine and David, have a baby. Instead of saying congratulations, he loudly complains about how the baby will surely cry all night.
Suddenly, one day when he is leaving his apartment, Mr. Douglas sees that his garbage is gone. In its place, he finds a note from David. “Good morning, Mr. Douglas. I saw your garbage here, and since I was on my way out, I picked it up for you. I wanted to save you a trip. Have a nice day, David.”
Mr. Douglas does not know what to think. Maybe David is not very smart. Mr. Douglas has been very mean and rude to him, but David has done something nice. Deciding to ignore this kind act, Mr. Douglas begins thinking about the terrible traffic he will surely have to deal with on his way to work.
But as time goes on, Mr. Douglas starts to feel a little silly. No matter how rude he is, Catherine and David always smile at him when they pass in the hallway and politely say hello. It becomes harder and harder for him not to simply say hello back.
One day, Mr. Douglas finds another note outside his door. It is from Catherine and David, saying they are very sorry about the noise. Their baby son is not feeling well, so he cried a lot last night. The note says they hope the baby did not interrupt Mr. Douglas’s sleep.
Now he feels really silly, because he did not even hear the baby. He slept with his fan on because of the heat, and that covered the noise of the baby crying.
When he sees Catherine and David that afternoon, they both look very tired. He says hello politely and thanks them for their note. They are so nice to him that he cannot be rude. After a few weeks, Mr. Douglas is always happy to see Catherine and David in the hall. They even start calling him Adam.
Finally, they invite Mr. Douglas into their apartment for a cup of coffee. As they talk, he admits that he and his wife got a divorce a year ago. He has been so upset about it that he has been rude to everyone he knows.
Catherine and David say they are very sorry to hear this news. They thought maybe Mr. Douglas was unhappy about something. They hope he feels better soon.
Mr. Douglas is very glad that they have treated him with so much tolerance, compassion, and friendliness. He cannot help but appreciating and respecting them for it. He will try to do the same with the people he meets. Now he knows the importance of treating other people as he would like to be treated.


Posted by thecrazyteacher on ottobre 25, 2018

A nice story…

Posted by thecrazyteacher on ottobre 23, 2018

A man walks into a bar and orders three beers. The bartender brings him the three beers, and the man proceeds to alternately sip one, then the other, then the third, until they’re gone. He then orders three more and the bartender says: “Sir, I know you like them cold, so you can start with one, and I’ll bring you a fresh one as soon as you finish” The man says: “You don’t understand. I have two brothers, one in Australia and one in Ireland. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night we’d still drink together. So right now, my brothers have three beers, too, and we’re drinking together.” The bartender thinks it’s a wonderful tradition, and every week he sets up the guy’s three beers. Then one week, the man comes in and orders only two. He drinks them and then orders two more. The bartender says sadly: “Knowing your tradition, I’d just like to just say that I’m sorry you’ve lost a brother.” The man replies: “Oh, my brothers are fine — I just quit drinking.”

Categories: Odd things,Stories

About Halloween

Posted by thecrazyteacher on ottobre 23, 2018

is a game about Halloween vocabulary!

MLK – Memphis- April 4, 1968

Posted by thecrazyteacher on aprile 4, 2018

Today, 50 years ago, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis…
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners
will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.”
– Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream Quote

Waiting for Halloween…

Posted by thecrazyteacher on ottobre 26, 2016

A bakery in Turkey

Posted by thecrazyteacher on agosto 1, 2016

Categories: Odd things,Stories

About Shakespeare

Posted by thecrazyteacher on aprile 23, 2016

William Shakespeare was born on 23 April 1564 and died on the same day in 1616.

Categories: Culture,Stories