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England‘s West Country is known for its charming cottage-like shops. While visiting the area, my friend peered in through one window to see shelf upon shelf of interesting looking books. So, she went inside.

A woman appeared through a beaded curtain and asked, “Can I help you?”

“No, just browsing,” said my friend.

“Fine,” came the reply. “But, just so you know, around here, most people knock before entering someone’s home.”

Give Me a Break

At the end of a particularly severe winter, we removed the protective covers from our cabin cruiser and found that the weight of the snow had broken the windshield. I drove to the local glass shop, where I paid $110 for a replacement.

The owner asked if I’d like them to install it, but I said I could handle it myself.

I managed to climb up the ladder to the deck before dropping the glass. Sheepishly, I returned to the shop. The owner showed no emotion as he cut the second glass.

When I saw another $110 charge, I said, “I thought I might get a break on the second piece of glass.”

“I did give you a break,” he replied.

“How so?” I asked.

“I didn’t laugh, did I?”

Going Unnoticed

A young man was applying for a job with a big company.

“I’m sorry,” said the personnel manager, “but the firm is overstaffed. We have more employees now than we really need.”

“That’s all right,” replied the young man, undiscouraged. “The little bit of work I do won’t be noticed anyway.”

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