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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Mark DiVincenzo is an expert on when, exactly, to do things. A former investigative reporter, he has written two books packed with hundreds of clever tips that can save you money and headache, and help you stay healthy, too. As they say, timing is everything. DiVincenzo shares some eye-opening advice for February.
Buy a camera. Camera makers often release new models in the winter, when the biggest trade shows of the year occur. Unless you must have the latest and greatest model, February is a great time to buy last year's models. Wait until Presidents Day weekend for the best deals.
Go see a Broadway show. February is one of Broadway's slow months because it's a slow month for tourism in frigid New York City. Less demand for tickets doesn't always mean they're cheaper, but it means they're easier to get. If you're buying tickets online, go to theater websites and search for coupon codes, which can save you as much as 50 percent. Many theaters will let you use these codes if you buy at their box offices, but call first to make sure.
Take a trip to Las Vegas. Speaking of slow, February is a slow month for Vegas, and it's cheaper to fly and stay there in February than just about any other month. (July and August, when it can be unbearably hot in Vegas, are two other good months to go there on the cheap.)
Shop for prom dresses. New styles often show up in stores in the dead of winter, and selection is the best then. The most popular styles typically sell out long before prom season, so it makes sense to shop early. Doing so also gives you plenty of time to have the dress altered and to shop for shoes and accessories.
Pick up a winter coat. Retailers know people have their coats by February, and stores need to make room for spring clothes. Expect to see savings of 50 percent to 75 percent in February, and the longer you wait, the lower the prices. But keep in mind that the longer you wait, the worse the selection.
Prune your trees. Pruning is less stressful for trees when they're not growing, and pruning in the winter gives trees time to heal before the growing season. You also don't have to worry about insect infestation then, which is particularly important to trees such as birches and American elms. Winter pruning also makes it easier for the pruner, who can see better without leaves in the way.
Go to a dermatologist. Your skin is likely at its lightest in the winter, so this is a good time for your dermatologist to find moles or blotches that may lead to skin cancer.