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Don't mess with old dogs


An old German Shepherd dog starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old German Shepherd thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep shit now!"

Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly,

"Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.

"Whew!" says the panther, "That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.

The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old German Shepherd says...

"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"

Moral of this story...

Don't mess with the old dogs ... age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery!

Bull shit and brilliance only come with age and experience.



Aren't you sick of being one of

those highly paid teachers?

Their hefty salaries are driving up taxes. And they only work nine or ten months of the year!

It's time we put things into perspective and pay them for what they do .... babysit!

We can get babysitters for less than the minimum wage.

That’s right. We would give them £3 an hour and only the hours they worked, not any of that silly planning time .....

That would be one day (7:45am to 4:00pm, with 45 minutes off for lunch).

Each parent should pay £19.50 a day for these teachers to babysit their children.

Now, how many do they teach at any one time … maybe 30?  

So that’s £19.50 x 30 = £585 a day.

However, remember they only work 180 days a year!  We're not going to pay them for any vacations! 

Let’s see … that’s £585 x 180 = £105,300 a year. (Hold on… my calculator must need new batteries!!)

What about those special teachers and the ones with Masters degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage just to be fair, £5.80 an hour.

That would be:
£5.80 x 6.5 hours x 30 children x 180 days = £203,580 per year.

Wait a minute, there’s something wrong here!

The average teacher salary is £21,000/180 days = £116.66 per day/30 students = £3.88/6.5 hours That's 59p per hour per student.)

A very inexpensive babysitter and they even educate your kids!