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    Why we forward jokes

    My wife just forwarded this to me after receiving it from someone else.




    This explains why we forward jokes...

    A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.


    He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead
    for
    years. He wondered where the road was leading them.


    After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of
    the
    road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was
    broken by
    a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.



    When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch
    that
    looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked
    like pure
    gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he
    saw a
    man at a desk to one side.

    When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

    "This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.

    "Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.

    "Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought
    right
    up."

    The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

    "Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler

    asked.

    "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

    The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and
    continued
    the way he had been going with his dog.

    After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came
    to a
    dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never
    been
    closed. There was no fence.

    As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree
    and
    reading a book.

    "Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"

    "Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."

    "How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.

    "There should be a bowl by the pump."

    They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned
    hand
    pump with a bowl beside it.

    The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then
    he
    gave some to the dog.

    When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was

    standing by the tree.

    "What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.

    "This is Heaven," he answered.

    "Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road
    said that
    was Heaven, too."

    "Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope.
    That's
    hell."

    "Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

    "No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave
    their
    best friends behind."

    Soooo...

    Sometimes, we wonder why friends keep forwarding jokes to us without
    writing
    a word.

    Maybe this will explain.

    When you are very busy, but still want to keep in touch, guess what you
    do?
    You forward jokes.

    When you have nothing to say, but still want to keep contact, you
    forward
    jokes.

    Also to let you know that you are still remembered, you are still
    important,
    you are still loved, you are still cared for, guess what you get?

    A forwarded joke.

    So, next time if you get a joke, don't think that you've been sent just

    another forwarded joke, but that you've been thought of today and your
    friend on
    the other end of your computer wanted to send you a smile.

    You are all welcome @ my water bowl anytime.
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    Nice story. The original was written by Earl Hamner Jr. as an episode of the Twightlight Zone called "The Hunt" one of my favorites

    Gatekeeper: "You see, Mr. Simpson, a man...well, he'll walk right into Hell with both eyes open. But even the Devil can't fool a dog!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy
    Nice story. The original was written by Earl Hamner Jr. as an episode of the Twightlight Zone called "The Hunt" one of my favorites
    I didn't know that. However, the emPHAsis is on a different syLLAble.
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