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Quote of the day:

"He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house."

--Zsa Zsa Gabor, speaking of her ex-husband

housekeeping= Wortspiel aus den Haushalt machen/ dasHaus behalten                      divorce=sich scheiden lassen

Advice of the day

"You're in incredible shape," the doctor said. "How old are you again?"

"I am 78." The man said.

"78?" asked the doctor.  "How do you stay so healthy? You look like a 60 year old."

"Well, my wife and I made a pact when we got married that whenever she got mad she would go into the kitchen and cool off and I would go outside to settle down." the man explained.

"What does that have to do with it?" asked the doctor.

"I've pretty much lived an outdoor life."

incredible shape= unglaublich gute Kondition   healthy=gesund  to get mad= sich aufregen                                  settle down=sich beruhigen to live an outdoor life=ein Leben im Freien leben

The three envelopes

The new manager walks into his office and, while settling into his new desk, finds 4 envelopes. On one he finds the words "open me first," and the other three are numbered 1 to 3.

He opens the first envelope and finds a letter from his emergency, please open these envelopes in sequential order; envelope one first, envelope two second, and envelope three third."

The manager shrugs, puts the envelopes back, and forgets about them.

Six months later, the workers go on strike. The company closes, and is losing money fast.

After a long night negotiating with the union, he remembers the 3 envelopes. So he opens the first one and it says: "Blame me, your predecessor for every thing".

Wonderful idea he thinks, and indeed it works and the crisis comes to its end.  His job is saved, and everybody's happy.

A few month later, another strike hits. He goes to the drawer and opens the second envelope. It reads, "Blame the government for everything".

It works like a charm, and he breathes a sigh of relief as his job is, once again, saved.

A month later the workers declare another strike. The manager goes directly to the third envelope and it reads, "Prepare 3 new envelopes".

predecessor=Vorgänger; sequential order=der Reihenfolge nach; emergency=Notfall; shrug=Achselzucken; negotiating=verhandeln; union=Gewerkschaft; blame for=Schuld auf jemanden schieben; strike hits= Arbeitskampf bricht aus; breathe a sigh of relief=Aufatmen