A man wrote a letter to a small hotel he planned to visit on his vacation: "I would very much like to bring my dog with me.
He is well-groomed and very well behaved.
Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?"
An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who said, "I‘ve been operating this hotel for many years.
In all that time, I‘ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls.
I‘ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly.
And I‘ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill.
Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel.
And, if your dog will vouch for you,
you‘re welcome to stay here, too."
On the bus a man discovered a pickpocket‘s hand thrust into his pocket.
"sorry," he said to the pickpocket, "you are too late. My wife did it before you."
Deep within a forest a little turtle began to climb a tree. After hours of effort he reached the top, jumped into the air waving his front legs and crashed to the ground. After recovering, he slowly climbed the tree again, jumped, and fell to the ground. The turtle tried again and again while a couple of birds sitting on a branch watched his sad efforts.
Finally, the female bird turned to her mate.
"Dear," she chirped, "I think it‘s time to tell him he‘s adopted."