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OLD MEN RULE.....Yes, we do have some advantages.

Story with a moral

A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari
in Africa, taking her faithful aged poodle named
Cuddles, along for the company.

One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and
before long, Cuddles discovers that he's lost..
Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading
rapidly in his direction with the intention of
having lunch.

The old poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in over my head
now!" Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he
immediately settles down to chew on the bones with
his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard
is about to leap the old poodle exclaims loudly,
"Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if
there are any more around here."

Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in
mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he
slinks away into the trees. "Whew!” says the
leopard, "That was close! That old poodle nearly had

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole
scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this
knowledge to good use and trade it for protection
from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old poodle
sees him heading after the leopard with great speed,
and figures that something must be up. The monkey
soon catches up with the leopard, tells his plan and
strikes a deal for himself with the leopard.

The young leopard is furious at of being made a fool
and says, "Here, monkey, hop on my back and see
what's going to happen to that conniving canine!

Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the
monkey on his back and thinks, "What am I going to
do now?", but instead of running, the dog sits down
with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't
seen them yet, and just when they get close enough
to hear, the old poodle says.

"Where's that monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to
bring me another leopard!

Moral of this story....

Don't mess with older people...age and treachery
will always overcome youth and skill! Challenges and
brilliance only come with age and experience.
Bill Rousseau  4/18/07