As I was exiting the subway at New York’s Grand Central Station I spotted a shiny new penny on the stairs. I remembered hearing that finding a new penny brought good luck.
As I bent to pick it up a passerby said: I just came from the 96th street subway entrance and I saw one just like that on the stairs. If you hurry, you can get there before someone else picks it up.
A friend and I got into a heated argument. He said ‘You should walk a mile in my shoes.’ I did just that and no longer was concerned about his ire because I was a mile away and I had his shoes.
One Sunday a golf playing Rabbi decided to play at the local golf course. He was happy to find a threesome who were getting ready to tee off. He asked if he could join them and they agreed. In conversation while playing he found out that one man was Christian, one was Hindu and the other was Muslim. The Rabbi finished with a score of 69 (professional level) while the others carded in the high 90’s. Golf scores being extremely important they asked the Rabbi how they could improve to play as well as he did. He said they would have to convert to Judaism.
The following week they got together and decided that they would convert. With that done they called the Rabbi and on Sunday met him at the Golf course. The Rabbi shot a 68 while they scored in the mid- nineties. They asked the Rabbi how come they still played so poorly. He asked them where they went to convert. They said that they went to Temple Beth Shalom. The Rabbi said: Beth Shalom – that’s for tennis!
A man from Maine contacted his State’s U.S. Senator about an issue he had with the IRS. At the time the Senate was investigating allegations of IRS malfeasance. A week later he was called to testify before the Senate.
He said that he received a notice that he owed $1,000.00 more than he paid with his tax returns. He said: I was 100% sure that I had paid the correct taxes.
A Senator asked him what he did next. He said: I immediately paid the additional $1,000.00.