Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Oct. 15, 2016)

Can’t Have One Without the Other

Where the light is brightest, the shadows are darkest.



Past, Present, Future

But for what was, what is could never be.



Bank: an institution where you can borrow money if you can present sufficient evidence that you don’t need it.



A young man had just finished his tour of duty and had been released from the Air Force and entered the fall semester of a prominent university. One morning he was ten minutes late for his nine o’clock class. The professor, knowing the young man was on the GI Bill, bawled him out in front of the class. “When you were in the service and came in late like this,” the professor said, “what did they say to you?” “When I came in late,” the student said, “they just stood up and saluted and said, ‘How are you this morning, colonel, sir?’


A Novel Idea

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy –

… Guillaume Apollinaire


A Good Deed

The bank robbers had tied and gagged the bank cashier after looting the safe, and had locked the other employees in another room. As they were about to leave, the cashier made urgent noises through his gagged mouth. Just out of curiosity, one of the robbers loosened the gag. “Please!” whispered the cashier, “take the books, too—I’m $5,000 short.”


What’s in a Name?

Pirinjian: Turkish in derivation (probably borrowed from Armenian prints, or Persian birinj), identified as a trade, pirinji is defined as rice dealer.

Source: Armenian Weekly
Link: Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Oct. 15, 2016)

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