A man goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having a nightmare; the man wakes him and asks his son if he is okay. The son replies he is scared because he dreamed that Aunt Lisa had died. The father assures the son that Aunt Lisa is fine and sends him to bed. The next day, Aunt Lisa dies. One week later, the man again goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having another nightmare; the man again wakes his son. The son this time says that he had dreamed that his grandfather had died. The father assures the son that his grandfather is fine and sends him to bed. The next day, the grandfather dies. One week later, the man again goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having another nightmare; the man again wakes his son. The son this time says that he had dreamed that dad had died. The father assures the son that he is okay and sends the boy to bed. The man goes to bed but cannot sleep because he is so terrified. The next day, the man is scared for his life -- he is sure he's going to die. After dressing he drives very cautiously to work. He doesn't eat lunch because he is scared of choking. He avoids everyone because he's sure he will somehow be killed. He jumps at every noise and hides for most of the day under his desk. Upon walking in his front door at the end of the day, he see his wife. "Good God, Dear," he proclaims, "I've just had the worst day of my entire life!" She responds, "You think your day was bad, the UPS man dropped dead on the doorstep this morning."
(SHALL WE PRAY)LOL
Thirteen percent of adults -- mostly men -- have done this at least once.
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Those in operating rooms and board rooms make the most money, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey. The survey reflects salary and employment data gathered from more than one million businesses.
Here are the 10 highest-paying jobs in America:
10. Chief Executives - Average Annual Pay: $176,840
9. Psychiatrists - Average Annual Pay: $177,520
8. Family and General Practitioners - Average Annual Pay: $180,850
7. Physicians and Surgeons (all other) - Average Annual Pay: $184,820
6. Orthodontists - Average Annual Pay: $186,320
5. General Internists - Average Annual Pay: $191,520
4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - Average Annual Pay: $216,440
3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Average Annual Pay: $216,760
2. Surgeons - Average Annual Pay: $230,540
1. Best-Paying Job: Anesthesiologists - Average Annual Pay: $232,830
Here are the 10 lowest-paying jobs in America:
10. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers - Average hourly pay: $9.77
9. Amusement and Recreation Attendants - Average hourly pay: $9.63
8. Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse - Average hourly pay: $9.61
7. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers - Average hourly pay: $9.47
6. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop - Average hourly pay: $9.41
5. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop - Average hourly pay: $9.34
4. Dishwashers - Average hourly pay: $9.10
3. Fast Food Cooks - Average hourly pay: $9.03
2. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food - Average hourly pay: $9.00
1. Worst-Paying Job: Shampooers - Average hourly pay: $8.94
Some inventions save lives; others — like the iPad — entertain us. But some inventions have made people rich, and nobody really can figure out why. Doggles: These rover Ray-Bans do more than protect your pet from the sun's glare: They also keep out dust, debris and wind, block UV rays and assist in relieving ocular medical conditions, such as a rare autoimmune disorder that prevents dogs' eyes from producing tears. Besides doing their duty for hounds at home, Doggles shielded U.S. dogs in uniform from windblown sand in Iraq. Efforts are also under way to supply the shielding specs to search-and-rescue dogs. Doggles, LLC has sold millions of pairs to pooches at $19.90 a pop. The Snuggie: Imagine you're sitting on your couch on a cold December day reading a book. It's chilly, so you decide to use a blanket. But wait! The blanket limits the use of your hands! What are you to do? Well, if you're willing to risk a little embarrassment, you can solve this problem by joining the millions of owners of sleeved blankets like the Snuggie, or its less-popular competitor, the Slanket. Of course, you could simply wear a robe or a sweater when you get cold, but where's the fun in that? More than 20 million Americans purchased a Snuggie between fall 2008 and Christmas 2009, at between $10 and $20 per blanket. Sales continue to be strong, and Snuggies for kids and pets have heated up as gift items. The Magic 8-Ball: Albert Carter and Abe Bookman would have needed psychic powers to have predicted the eventual success of their Syco-Seer fortune-telling device. Even then, they would have been "very doubtful" that it would one day take the form of an 8 ball. Inspired by Carter's mother, a self-proclaimed Cincinnati clairvoyant, the ball began as a tube containing a thick liquid and a die with predictions printed on it. It was then briefly marketed as a crystal sphere, which caught Brunswick's eye, after which it assumed its sartorial fondness for basic black. Following a few technical advancements, the Magic 8-Ball became what it remains today: A sphere surrounding an alcohol- and dye-filled tube, which contains a 20-sided die stamped with various answers. The Plastic Wishbone: Who would have guessed that the world was waiting for a revolutionary advance in plastic wishbone technology? Ken Ahroni, founder and inventor of Lucky Break Wishbone Corp., that's who. To his credit, Ahroni had to fracture a lot of furculas to come up with a plastic that would break like bone. After all, most plastics are designed not to break, and the ones that do break tend to shatter into slivers instead of delivering a satisfying snap The company sells millions of these bones of contention at a rate of four for $3.99 or, even, 400 for $195.99. Billy-Bob Teeth: Born of a partnership between a dental student and a struggling ex- college football player, these demented dentures -- and related novelties such as Zombie Feet Sandals and hats with hair -- have sold more than 15 million units since 1994, and as of 1998 had grossed $1.8 million. Pet Rock: In case you don't recall this rocky fiasco, Gary Dahl, an advertising executive from California, figured out a way to decorate and market rocks as pets. It might not sound like much, but it spawned a fad that swept the U.S. like a runaway rockslide. Dahl purchased ordinary gray pebbles from a construction supplier and sold them as pets. Some models sported painted faces, while others bore glued-on googly eyes on their stony countenances. Dahl billed the pet rock as the perfect pet, one that never needed to be fed or cleaned up after. As outlined in a humorous manual included with the "pet," owners could talk to it, name it or teach it to do simple tricks. Many owners painted them or found other ways to personalize their rocks. The Pet Rock debuted in 1975 at $3.95 -- about $16 in the current economy. In just six months, Dahl sold more than 5 million pet rocks, raking in a profit equivalent to $56 million in 2011 dollars, in large part because of his lack of overhead: Buying the rocks and delivering them probably cost only 95 cents apiece.