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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Tropo, 11th May, 2006.

  1. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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    I like this one...

    A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to
    visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into
    complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee,
    the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of
    coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal,
    some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite telling them to help
    themselves to hot coffee.

    When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:
    "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up,
    leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you
    to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your
    problems and stress.

    What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you
    consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other's cups.

    Now if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are
    the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality
    of Life doesn't change. Some times, by concentrating only on the cup, we
    fail to enjoy the coffee in it."

    So, don't let the cups drive you... enjoy the coffee instead.
    :)
     
  2. Simon

    Simon Well-Known Member

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    I would have picked the biggest cup...
     
  3. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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    I would choose the round one ... :p
     
  4. Jenny

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    I would choose the most appealing/feel good and definitely eye off the person who got there first. :D I want the whole enchilada.
     
  5. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    I would have asked for a glass of water :p
     
  6. Jenny

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    Sim, if you have to ASK for a glass of water I would seriously reconsider the venue :)
     
  7. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    The professor offered coffee ... I would have politely declined and asked where the water was.
     
  8. MrDarcy

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    If life is the coffee, then I got the International Roast, decafinated. ;)
     
  9. Jenny

    Jenny Well-Known Member

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    mr darcy that is so sad :(

    thank heavens coffee is in constant evolution in ones life and not static - so next week could be "fair trade" organic east timor coffee :)
     
  10. pudsa

    pudsa Well-Known Member

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    Coffee

    A shot of whisky in the coffee would have helped distract me from the quality of the cup. :D
     
  11. TryHard

    TryHard Well-Known Member

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    I would have snuck into the kitchen and looked for a beer in the fridge, and downed it before I had to go back in the room with the rest of my whinging no-hoper, money-grubbing caffeinated friends ;-)
     
  12. Jacque

    Jacque Team InvestEd

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    Forget the coffee. Give me a glass of quality red any day over caffeine :)
     
  13. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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    CONGRATULATION !!!! You are w winner :D
     
  14. Mark Laszczuk

    Mark Laszczuk Well-Known Member

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    Carl,

    I would have been peeking over your shoulder asking 'Hey mate, is there a stubboir in there for me too?'

    Mark
     
  15. MrDarcy

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    Hey, I'm a dog, we know how to look sad to get attention from humans :p
     
  16. Jacque

    Jacque Team InvestEd

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    Well, it's nice to know someone thinks so :) ;)
     
  17. Tzaki

    Tzaki Well-Known Member

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    If life is coffee then mine is like the one I had with Ed last week, full mellow flavour and not burnt :eek: (like most of the so-called cafe's in Canberra - BLEH there should be a licence test for brewista's!!), and Ed payed too! :D