Category Archives: Short Stories

Inspirational illustrations of heartwarming principles

Shaping Down Here

During the Great Depression, a good man was overtaken by discouragement. Every day, he walked the streets looking for a job that would help him provide for his family. Rejection and humiliation gathered.

One day, the man noticed an old stonemason working on the side of a church building. Weary and depressed, he took a seat on a bench Continue reading Shaping Down Here

The U.S. Destroyer

It was a very foggy night. The World War 2 ship was on patrol in the Atlantic when they noticed a light shining through the thick haze. “Signal that ship to change course by ten degrees west!” the captain commanded.

The reply came back, “Change your course by ten degrees to the east.” Indignant, the war ship responded, “I am a captain. Change Continue reading The U.S. Destroyer

The Interview

Two men with identical qualifications were competing for the same job. In order to decide which man would be hired, both men were brought in and a test of 75 questions was administered.

After grading the test, it was announced that even though both men missed the same question, one man was definitely more qualified than the other.

“How can that be?!” demanded the man who was not hired. “We both only missed one question!”
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