Friday’s Finale: Be careful what you wish for…

On Monday I’ll finish my story about my trip to Orlando. I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback about the “lighter” e-mails on Friday so we’ll stick with these for a while. Here’s today’s story:

An attractive young lady from New York City was so depressed she made up her mind to end her life by throwing herself into the ocean. So she goes down to the docks, and is just about to leap into the icy cold water, when a handsome young sailor comes by.

He saw her crying, and suddenly felt very sorry for her. “Why are you doing this? You have so much to live for,” he says. “Look, my ship is sailing to the Mediterranean in the morning, and if you’d like, I can stow you away, and you can get off and get a fresh start in Greece. It is beautiful there.”

“The only thing is, we can’t tell the Captain, because he’d get upset and order you off the ship, and throw me in the penn if he found out.”

“But don’t worry. I’ll take good care of you,” said the sailor, “I’ll bring you food every day. I’ll keep you happy, and you’ll keep me happy.”

The girl agreed. After all, what did she have to lose?

Perhaps a fresh start in Europe would give her life new meaning?

So that evening the sailor threw a ladder over the back of the boat, so the girl could sneak on board. Quickly, he hid her under a tarp inside a life boat, and from then on, every night he brought her three sandwiches, a few bottles of water, and some fruit… and they made passionate love until dawn.

However, two weeks later during a surprise inspection, the Captain discovered her!

“What are you doing here?” said the Captain.

“I have an arrangement with one of your sailors,” she explained honestly. “I get food and a trip to Europe, and he gets to screw me.”

“He certainly is screwing you,” the Captain said, “this is the Staten Island Ferry.”

The moral of the story is… be careful what you wish for. Sometimes things really aren’t as bad as they seem.

Oh, and a few people guessed it right — the man who is disliked here in America FAR more than O.J. Simpson, is none other than George W. Bush.

Now go sell something, Craig

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Craig GarberAuthor of "How To Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers, " and publisher of Seductive Selling - an offline marketing newsletter currently read in 15 countries, world-wide. In a nutshell, I do two things: 1. I show you how to attract a reliable, steady stream of pre-qualified leads who are ready to do business with you NOW... 2. And I increase your net profits and cash-flow, by increasing your customer, client, or patient value -- often, dramatically. How do I do this? By developing, and helping you implement, unique, personalized lead generation and marketing strategies... using compelling sales messages that push your customers emotional buy-buttons. I've worked with over 300 clients in more than 104 different industries, since March of 2000, and I really enjoy what I do. I'm a stable, reliable, happily married family guy with three kids who loves life and always follows through on my commitments and promises. I love to listen to music, workout, read, travel with my family, take pictures, and go bass fishing. I always say "Yes," when it comes to good cigars, good books, and good coffee :-)