Tuesday’s Piece

It happened in a First Street sports shop: A woman asked to see a “low handicap”, explaining that her husband wanted one so much that she thought it would be nice to surprise him on his birthday.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
31st July, 1971

Monday’s Piece

An efficiency expert is a man who knows less about your business than you do, and gets paid more for telling you how to run it than you could possibly make out of it, even you ran it right instead of the way he told you to.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
30th July, 1971

Saturday’s Piece

All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then your low words will be charged with dynamite.

(Elbert Hubbard, 1856 – 1915)

JohnLentell
Rhodesia Herald
28th July, 1971

Monday’s Piece

Here lies a lawyer,
Laugh, if you will,
In mercy, kind Providence
Let him lie still.

He lied for his living,
He lived while he lied.
When he couldn’t lie longer,
He lied down and died.

(A Lawyer’s Epitaph – Anonymous)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
23rd July, 1971

Tuesday’s Piece

I ain’t never done nothin’ to nobody;
I ain’t never got nothin’ from nobody;
And until I get somethin’ from somebody, sometime,
I don’t intend to do nothin’ for nobody, no time.

(From Nobody, song lyrics by Alex Rogers, 1905)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
17th July, 1971