Wednesday’s Piece

I’m glad to find you as you are,”, said the old friend. “Your wealth hasn’t changed you.”
“Well,” replied the candid millionaire, “it has changed me in one way. I’m now eccentric where I used to be impolite, and delightfully witty where I used to be rude.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
24th May, 1971

 

Monday’s Piece

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – try to please everybody.

(Herbert Bayard Swope, 1882 – 1958)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
23rd May, 1971

Sunday’s Piece

A girl being interviewed for a job was asked if she had any particular talents and replied that she had won several prizes in crossword puzzles and slogan contests. “That sounds good”, the manager told her, “but we want somebody who will be smart during office hours.”

“Ah,” she explained brightly, “this was during office hours.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
22nd May, 1971