And an End to the Year

31 12 2008

Well, I for one am happy that the year is almost over and time for a fresh start. So, allow me to end this year with:

Have a wonderful, safe and Happy New Year!


A Special Christmas Gift

29 12 2008

‘Whatever you give a woman, she’s going to multiply. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So – if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of shit.’

Happy Chanukah!

22 12 2008

Just a quick Happy Chanukah for everyone! Today is the first full day. Technically, it started last night at sunset, but it’s a good excuse to party all day!

This is a great holiday for eating fried foods – latkes (potato pancakes), doughnuts, chicken… Anything and everything that can be fried. More on that tomorrow!

Another Useless Tidbit..

16 12 2008

Hmmm. I bet you didn’t know that today is National Cover Anything in Chocolate day!!!

I wonder what (or who) could be covered in chocolate today…

Quick Management Lesson #2

15 12 2008

A priest offered a Nun a lift.

She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.

The priest nearly had an accident.

After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.

The nun said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again.
The nun once again said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest apologized ‘Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.’

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, ‘Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.’

Moral of the story:
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Quick Management Lesson #1

12 12 2008

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.

The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.

When she opens the door, there stands Bob , the next-door neighbor.

Before she says a word, Bob says, ‘I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.’

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.

When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, ‘Who was that?’

‘It was Bob the next door neighbor,’ she replies.

‘Great,’ the husband says, ‘did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?’

Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in a timely manner, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.