Why we forward jokes  

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5/15/2006 3:18 am
Why we forward jokes

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the
scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.

He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead
years. He wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of
road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was
by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch
looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked
pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer,
saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.

"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.

"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought

The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler

"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and
the way he had been going with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came
to a
dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never
closed. There was no fence.

As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree
reading a book.

"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"

"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."

"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.

"There should be a bowl by the pump."

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned
pump with a bowl beside it.

The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then
gave some to the dog.

When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was
standing by the tree.

"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.

"This is Heaven," he answered.

"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road
that was Heaven, too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope.

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave
best friends behind."

Soooo... Sometimes, we wonder why friends keep forwarding jokes to us
without writing a word. Maybe this will explain.

When you are very busy, but still want to keep in touch, guess what you
You forward jokes.

When you have nothing to say, but still want to keep contact, you
jokes. When you have something to say, but don't know what, and don't
how, you forward jokes.

Also to let you know that you are still remembered, you are still
you are still loved, you are still cared for, guess what you get? A
forwarded joke.

So, next time if you get a joke, don't think that you've been sent just
another forwarded joke, but that you've been thought of today and your
friend on the other end of your computer wanted to send you a smile.

You are all welcome @ my water bowl anytime.

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