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Weighing It on What You Get

By Shawnaschuh
Butter and a butter knife

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Fridays are great for lots of reasons – however for this blog – it’s the Friday story and Friday funny that end the week – reminds me of grade school when there was reading aloud on Friday afternoons – my favorite thing!


Here’s the story for today:


There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure. The farmer replied, “Your Honor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”


The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?” The farmer replied “Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”


What an interesting turn don’t you think? And it’s the baker that was suspicious – the baker that took the butter man to court –


This helps me remember that how we treat people will come full circle – and that what you give others will indeed be what you get!


Friday Funny

A man was driving down a country lane when he spotted the most beautiful horse he’d ever seen, standing in the middle of a field. He slammed on his brakes and stopped to have a quick look. “I must buy that horse.” He said to himself and immediately went in search of the owner.


Arriving at a nearby farmhouse, he knocked on the door.

“Are you the owner of that magnificent animal in the field back there?” he asked.

“Yes,” replied the farmer.

“Then I simply must buy him from you.”

“I can’t sell him,” said the farmer. “He doesn’t look so good.”


“What do you mean? He’s the most beautiful horse I’ve seen in my life.”

“Well okay, “conceded the farmer, “If you insist. Does a thousand dollars sound reasonable to you?”

“Absolutely,” said the man, and he took the horse home on a trailer.


A few days later, the farmer heard another knock on his door. It was the man with the horse. “You ripped me off!” yelled the man. “That horse is as blind as a bat!”

“I tried to warn you, “answered the farmer. “I told you he doesn’t look so good.”


Today make sure your communication – both speaking, hearing and seeing – is good!


You create your day by the way you think – make it magnificent!


Blessings, Shawna


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