Thought-provoking stories (whether true or not)

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GaryA

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What stories have you found "floating around the internet" - that may or may not have actually happened - that are nonetheless thought-provoking?

Here is one to kick off the thread:


It snowed last night...

8:00 am: I made a snowman.

8:10 - A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman.

8:15 - So, I made a snow woman.

8:17 - My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere.

8:20 - The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snowmen instead.

8:22 - The transgender man... woman... person asked why I didn't just make one snow person with detachable parts?

8:25 - The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.

8:28 - I was being called a racist because the snow couple is white.

8:31 - The middle eastern gent across the road demanded the snow woman be covered up.

8:40 - The Police arrived saying someone had been offended.

8:42 - The feminist neighbor complained again that the broomstick of the snow woman needed to be removed because it depicted women in a domestic role.

8:43 - The city council equality officer arrived and threatened me with eviction.

8:45 - The TV news crew from ABC showed up. I was asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I replied "Snowballs" and am now called a sexist.

9:00 - I was on the News as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobe sensibility offender, bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather.

9:10 - I was asked if I have any accomplices. My children were taken by social services.

9:29 - Far left protesters offended by everything marched down the street demanding for me to be arrested.

By Noon it had all melted

Moral:

There is no moral to this story. It is exactly what we have become.....all caused by Snowflakes.
 

Lanolin

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to avoid hassles just do a snow angel I think they are easier to make.

also not sure why all these ppl werent making their OWN snow creations, but were butting in on yours instead.
 

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8:45 - The TV news crew from ABC showed up. I was asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I replied "Snowballs" and am now called a sexist.
this is the winner..........
 

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What stories have you found "floating around the internet" - that may or may not have actually happened - that are nonetheless thought-provoking?

Here is one to kick off the thread:


It snowed last night...

8:00 am: I made a snowman.

8:10 - A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman.

8:15 - So, I made a snow woman.

8:17 - My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere.

8:20 - The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snowmen instead.

8:22 - The transgender man... woman... person asked why I didn't just make one snow person with detachable parts?

8:25 - The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.

8:28 - I was being called a racist because the snow couple is white.

8:31 - The middle eastern gent across the road demanded the snow woman be covered up.

8:40 - The Police arrived saying someone had been offended.

8:42 - The feminist neighbor complained again that the broomstick of the snow woman needed to be removed because it depicted women in a domestic role.

8:43 - The city council equality officer arrived and threatened me with eviction.

8:45 - The TV news crew from ABC showed up. I was asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I replied "Snowballs" and am now called a sexist.

9:00 - I was on the News as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobe sensibility offender, bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather.

9:10 - I was asked if I have any accomplices. My children were taken by social services.

9:29 - Far left protesters offended by everything marched down the street demanding for me to be arrested.

By Noon it had all melted

Moral:

There is no moral to this story. It is exactly what we have become.....all caused by Snowflakes.
 

JohnDB

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The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving. CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

The insect kingdom is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in an ant community of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green ...’

“A group called ‘Occupy the Anthill’ stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the Reverend Al Sharpton and a group of grasshoppers kneeling down to pray for the grasshopper while he damns the ants. He later appears on MSNBC to complain that rich ants do not care about those insects less fortunate.

Former President Obama condemns the ants and blames Donald Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer exclaim in an interview on The View that the ants has gotten rich off the backs of the poor grasshoppers, and both call for an immediate tax hike on ants to make them pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Grasshopper Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading grasshopper friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government-owned ant house he is in, which, as you’ll recall, just happens to be the ant’s old home, the house crumbles around them because the grasshoppers don’t maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again. The grasshopper is found dead from starvation, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once prosperous and peaceful ant neighborhood. The moral of the modern version of the story: Be careful how you vote.
 

GaryA

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Perhaps we need a bit more variety in the type of story we post?

(Variation on the same theme only goes so far...)

Does anyone have a different type of thought-provoking story?
 

Lanolin

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The very hungry caterpillar is a perennial favourite. If you dont know it maybe try and find it at your local library. By Eric Carle.

what is it about...hunger?
counting?
dangers of junk food?
obesity?
the resurrection?
 

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In a rural area a farmer was tending to his horse named Buddy, and along came a stranger who desperately needed the farmer's help. The stranger had lost control of his vehicle and ran it off into a ditch. The stranger asked the farmer if his horse could somehow pull the vehicle out of the ditch for him and told the farmer that the vehicle was small. The farmer said he would come, bring his horse, and take a look, but could not promise he could help if his horse might be injured in some way from attempting to pull the vehicle out of the ditch.

The farmer saw that the stranger was correct and that the vehicle was small, so the farmer took a rope and fixed it so that his horse, Buddy, would be able to pull the vehicle out of the ditch.

The farmer then said, "Pull, Casey, Pull," but the horse would not budge.

The farmer then said, "Pull, Bailey, Pull," but the horse would not budge again.

The farmer then said, "Pull, Mandy, Pull," and again the horse would not move.

The farmer then said, "Pull, Buddy, Pull," and the horse pulled until the vehicle was out of the ditch.

The stranger was so very grateful, but asked the farmer why he called the horse by different names?

The farmer said, "Buddy is blind, and I had to make him think he had help pulling the car out of the ditch or he would not have pulled."

https://letterpile.com/humor/Life-Lessons-Stories-That-Will-Make-You-Laugh
 

Genipher

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A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day.

A rabbit asked him, ”Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?”

The crow answered, “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested.

A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.

https://mygoodtimestories.com/2014/02/18/some-funny-lessons-for-life/
 

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today, hub and I went into town to buy our usual 'farm-raised' produce from our
very good friend who only desires to share 'real food with those who are seeking good health -
we had our usual greetings and such, and because he feels a certain kindred with us, he decided
to share something with us that was very personal; by the way we have several things in common
with him, one of such is 'fishing', we have shared many 'fishing-stories' over many years, -
anyway, he chose to share this with us,
he told us, and it was almost like a confession, that one day, several decades ago, he was at the
beach fishing, and he SAW just beyond the breakers a creature in the water, and he actually drew it
on a piece of paper for us = long story told in short, we totally believed what he told us and drew for us =
(get yer heads out of the sand and see what is right before yer face B&S's!!!
the creature that he describes to us was 'surreal' but yet so real, as we have come to realize and see
for ourselves what is Real and what is illusion...
 

GaryA

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today, hub and I went into town to buy our usual 'farm-raised' produce from our
very good friend who only desires to share 'real food with those who are seeking good health -
we had our usual greetings and such, and because he feels a certain kindred with us, he decided
to share something with us that was very personal; by the way we have several things in common
with him, one of such is 'fishing', we have shared many 'fishing-stories' over many years, -
anyway, he chose to share this with us,
he told us, and it was almost like a confession, that one day, several decades ago, he was at the
beach fishing, and he SAW just beyond the breakers a creature in the water, and he actually drew it
on a piece of paper for us = long story told in short, we totally believed what he told us and drew for us =
(get yer heads out of the sand and see what is right before yer face B&S's!!!
the creature that he describes to us was 'surreal' but yet so real, as we have come to realize and see
for ourselves what is Real and what is illusion...
You mean --- you're not going to show us the picture???

o_O:cautious::unsure:
 
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What are some of the myths about the poor, the disabled and the homeless that you have heard?
 

GaryA

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A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side..."

Very quietly, the doctor said "I don't know..."

"You don't know? You're a Christian man, and don't know what's on the other side?" the patient said.

The doctor was holding the handle of the door. On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining. And, as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing... I know my Master is there and that is enough."
 

GaryA

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Every month Martín’s parents took a trip to see Grandma and came home on the same train the next day.

One day the child said to his parents:

′′I'm already grown up.

Can I go to my grandma's alone?"

After a brief discussion, his parents accepted.

They stood with him as he waited for the train to exit.

They said goodbye to their son and gave him some tips through the window.

Martin repeated to them:

′′I know. I've been told this more than a thousand times."

As the train was about to leave, his father murmured in his ear:

′′Son if you feel bad or insecure, this is for you!"

And he put something in his pocket.

Now Martin was alone,

sitting on the train as he had wanted,

without his parents for the first time.

He was admiring the landscape out the window.

Around him, some unknowns pushed themselves in.

They made a lot of noise.

They got in and out of the train car.

The conductor made some comments about him being alone.

One person looked at him with eyes of sadness.

Martin was feeling more uneasy with

every minute that passed.

And now he was scared.

He felt cornered and alone.

He put his head down, and

with tears in his eyes,

He remembered his dad had

Put something in his pocket.

Trembling, he searched for what his father had given him.

Upon finding the piece of paper he read it:

′′Son, I'm in the last train car!".
 

GaryA

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The Florist And The Barber

One day, a florist goes to a barber for a haircut.

After the cut, he asked about his bill and the barber replies, “I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.”

The florist was really pleased and left the shop.

When the barber goes to open his shop the next morning there is a thank you card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later that day, a cop comes in for a haircut. When he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replies, “I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.”

The cop is happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open up there is a thank you card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Later that day, a college professor comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replies, “I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.”

The professor is very happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber opens his shop, there is a thank you card and a dozen different books, such as ‘How to Improve Your Business’ and ‘Becoming More Successful.

Then, a Congressman comes in for a haircut. When he goes to pay his bill the barber again replies, “I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.”

The Congressman is very happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open up, there are a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the members of our Congress.

https://www.thelaughline.com/the-florist-and-the-barber/
 

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What Food We Eat

A doctor was giving a lecture to a large audience in Dublin, about the bad choices that we make in deciding what food we eat and how this affects our health.

“We eat so unhealthily these days”, the doctor said. “The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is really bad for our bodies. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese Food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous and none of us realises the long term harm caused by the germs that are in our drinking water”.

“But”, the doctor continued, “there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all. Sooner or later, if we haven’t eaten it already, we all will have”.

The audience silently looked around at each other, waiting for the doctor to continue and tell them what this most dangerous of foods could be.

After a few minutes of silence, the doctor posed a question to the audience, “Can anyone here, tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?”

After several seconds of quiet, an old man, who was sitting in the front row of the auditorium, raised his hand and softly said, “Wedding Cake”.

https://www.thelaughline.com/what-food-we-eat/
 

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What Food We Eat

A doctor was giving a lecture to a large audience in Dublin, about the bad choices that we make in deciding what food we eat and how this affects our health.

“We eat so unhealthily these days”, the doctor said. “The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is really bad for our bodies. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese Food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous and none of us realises the long term harm caused by the germs that are in our drinking water”.

“But”, the doctor continued, “there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all. Sooner or later, if we haven’t eaten it already, we all will have”.

The audience silently looked around at each other, waiting for the doctor to continue and tell them what this most dangerous of foods could be.

After a few minutes of silence, the doctor posed a question to the audience, “Can anyone here, tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?”

After several seconds of quiet, an old man, who was sitting in the front row of the auditorium, raised his hand and softly said, “Wedding Cake”.

https://www.thelaughline.com/what-food-we-eat/
It's a good thing we didn't have cake at my wedding. Whew! Dodged a bullet, there!
 

Godsgirl83

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It's a good thing we didn't have cake at my wedding. Whew! Dodged a bullet, there!
:LOL::LOL::LOL:
we didn't do the cake thing either so....................
everything should be smooth sailing forever after, right :unsure: ?

What Food We Eat

A doctor was giving a lecture to a large audience in Dublin, about the bad choices that we make in deciding what food we eat and how this affects our health.

“We eat so unhealthily these days”, the doctor said. “The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is really bad for our bodies. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese Food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous and none of us realises the long term harm caused by the germs that are in our drinking water”.

“But”, the doctor continued, “there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all. Sooner or later, if we haven’t eaten it already, we all will have”.

The audience silently looked around at each other, waiting for the doctor to continue and tell them what this most dangerous of foods could be.

After a few minutes of silence, the doctor posed a question to the audience, “Can anyone here, tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?”

After several seconds of quiet, an old man, who was sitting in the front row of the auditorium, raised his hand and softly said, “Wedding Cake”.

https://www.thelaughline.com/what-food-we-eat/
and here I was just thinking tonight about a couple previous stories you posted here, and how thought provoking they were and the lessons to be learned from them..........
then I read this and think I'm in one of the comedy threads :LOL::LOL::LOL: (like @Bingo's Chuckle of the day thread)