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Hot Dog this is one of my favorites...


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There is a story about a man who sold hot dogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hot dogs. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more meat and got himself a bigger and a better stove. As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father. Then something strange happened. The son asked, “Dad, aren’t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?” The father replied, “No, but tell me about it.” The son said, “The international situation is terrible. The domestic is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad time.” The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, and listened to the radio, he ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat and buns, took down the sign and was no longer enthusiastic. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hot dog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly. The father said to his son, “Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.” What is the moral of the story?

1.       Many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment.
2.       A person may have high intelligence but poor judgment.
3.       Choose your advisers carefully and use your judgment.

A person can and will be successful with or without formal education if they have the 5 Cs: ·        
Character ·         Commitment ·         Conviction ·         Courtesy ·         Courage

The tragedy is that there are many that
prefer to be miserable instead than enthusiastic. They talk about how bad things are and walk down a hallway to fearful to open a window or door. Then there are those that knock on the doors and break out the windows but never look to see what is on the other side. On the other side may be a others lined up to buy the best Hot Dogs around, cause he has not been told that the economy is bad and people will buy them. Just out side the hallway you will find a group of towers that tell a town offering to increase the contract tow rate that people cannot or will not pay the increased rate. Yet another group that says insurance companies are going to come after the industry for charging rates which create profit, replace damaged or aged equipment and much more. Even pay for advertising to keep the companies name in the public view. I hardly remember the last time I have heard a Tow Company advertisement on the radio, something that was once popular for some older established companies. When I have asked companies about the advertisement, the next generation stated they did not feel it was worth the money as their parents did or they could simply no longer afford to advertise.

The man who sold hot dogs by the roadside. Like I said it is one of my favorites and I like to share it here every year or two.


Twinbulls said:

I am buying a Hot Dog Cart .... ASAP.....



I'll just convert my flat bed to a hot dog stand.



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