Mayonnaise, The Jar, and 2 glasses of Pendleton

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Feb 1, 2008.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Mayonnaise, The Jar, and 2 glasses of Pendleton
    <FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT size=3><FONT color=black><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[​IMG]When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of Pendleton.



    A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began , he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

    The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls . He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

    The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "
    "yes."

    The professor then produced two glasses of Pendleton from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
    "Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions-- and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full."

    "The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car."

    "The sand is everything else--the small stuff . If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you."

    "Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first --the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

    One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Pendleton represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked."

    "It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of glasses of Pendleton with a friend."

    Please share this with someone you care about.
    I JUST DID! [beer]
     
  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thanks, I needed that. Just got home from a wet cold muddy day repairing 2" galvanized piping water service supplying a grade school. No family, home alone playing music loud. Think I'll have a drink [booze]
     
  3. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    [beer]

    OGM
     
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    It's better to keep quiet and let everyone think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    So I'm gonna remove all doubt..... What the heck is Pendleton?
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Hootch--- (There are some that like that stuff. I'll never know why.) [rofllmao]
     
  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Pendleton is one of the best whiskeys around (and happens to be what's in my glass right now :) ).

    [beer]
     
  7. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Local whiskey distilled about 1 1/2 hrs. away from here. It is just a few bucks more than Jack Daniels and about the same price as Crown Royal. Most of the time I shoot it with a coke or beer backer and if I'm feeling like a man I'll shoot it straight.
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  8. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    just a temporary escape from reality [booze]
     
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    "Hootch" is pejorative here. Scotch is MUCH better for escaping -- :lol:
     
  10. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I'm like my tequilla and whiskey, I must not be refined enough for scotch.

    There you go again making me look up words that I don't know
     
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    heheheh. Love it when that happens. [beat] This forum may yet become erudite. (Go ahead, get out your Webster's --. Or ask Tracy.)
     
  12. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Tracy's not around, so dictionary it is. [beat]

    I think I've learned more words from here and Tracy than I learned in highschool. Good thing I don't have to rely on my knowledge of the English language, I'd be poor [lolol]
     
  13. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    Looks like we may need to start a liquor tent thread!
     
  14. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    That would be "impecunious" if you wanted five syllables where one would do. (Where do I come up with this crud?) [boozingbuddies]

    CRUD -- Chalk River Undetermined Deposits.
     
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