Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Ah.. that'll be the day..

One sunny day in 2005 an old man approached the
White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where
he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.
S. Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go
in and meet with President Bush."

The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr. Bush
is no longer president and no longer resides here."

The old man said, "Okay" and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White
House and said to the same Marine, "I would like to go
in and meet with President Bush." The Marine again
told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Bush is
no longer president and no longer resides here." The
man thanked him and, again, just walked away.

The third day, the same man approached the White
House and spoke to the very same U. S. Marine, saying
"I would like to go in and meet with President Bush."

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point,
looked at the man and said, "Sir, this is the third
day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr.
Bush. I've told you already that Mr. Bush is no longer
the president and no longer resides here. Don't you understand?"

The old man looked at the Marine and said, "Oh, I
understand. I just love hearing it."

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said,
"See you tomorrow."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a inspiring little story.. An exceptional individual must have passed it on to you... truly remarkable person it must be...Wait.. I know, it's me !

Lakuda said...

That's funny as hell - I'll pass that one on. Oy, I'm still sitting in the lounge in Tokyo airport, drinking a really bloody mary...