The cowboy lay sprawled across three entire seats in the posh Amarillo theater. When the usher came by and noticed this he whispered to the cowboy, “Sorry, sir, but you’re only allowed one seat.” The cowboy groaned but didn’t budge. The usher became more impatient. “Sir, if you don’t get up from there, I’m going to have to call the manager. The cowboy just groaned.

The usher marched briskly back up the aisle. In a moment he returned with the manager. Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move the cowboy, but with no success. Finally, they summoned the police. The cop surveyed the situation briefly then asked, “All right buddy, what’s you’re name?”

“Sam,” the cowboy moaned.

“Where ya from, Sam?”

With pain in his voice Sam replied…. “The balcony.”

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(moral: things are not always as it appears. I read this as a joke then realized it has a solid morale just as the officer in this story realized the cowboy was hurt. Sometimes when we form a conclusion on something we see, we do not change that perception until it is changed for us. I didn’t find this to be funny (my perception) was that people thought one thing while another entierly different incident was at play here, perception!)

food for thought

If we leave our minds open then there is the possibility an idea may fall into it.

Anybody who’s ever gone through a hard time – any outsider’s perception, no matter how much information they’re given, they have no idea what the person’s life is like.
Amy Grant

Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.
Martina Navratilova

Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.
H. P. Blavatsky

 

 

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