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One evening during casual conversation with his wife, a certain fellow was shocked to learn that his brother-in-law, a notorious slacker, had recently taken new employment. Unable to contain his curiosity, the telephone was engaged and in a few moments a conversation commenced:

"Say, Jim," began the fellow, "how do you like your new job?"

"It's the worst job I ever had," came the reply.

"How long have you been there?"

"About three weeks."

"Well," the man continued, choosing his words carefully, "you've never been one to stick with any situation where you're talents were not used to the fullest. Why don't you quit?"

"No way," replied Jim. "This is the first time in 20 years that I've looked forward to going home ..."

----------------A Final Thought ...

When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When Nag the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man,
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can.
But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When the early Jesuit fathers preached to Hurons and Choctaws,
They prayed to be delivered from the vengeance of the squaws.
'Twas the women, not the warriors, turned those stark enthusiasts pale.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

- Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet: "The Female of the Species"