Agent Newsletter October 2017
Jokes of the Day
I was having trouble with the idea of turning 30 and was oversensitive to any signs of advancing age. When I found a prominent gray hair in my bangs, I pointed to my forehead. “Have you seen this?” I indignantly asked my husband.
“What?” he asked. “The wrinkles?”
I hate the idea of going under the knife. So I was very upset when the doctor told me I needed a tonsillectomy. Later, the nurse and I were filling out an admission form. I tried to respond to the questions, but I was so nervous I couldn’t speak.
The nurse patted my hand and said, “Don’t worry. This medical problem can easily be fixed, and it’s not a dangerous procedure.”
“You’re right. I’m being silly,” I said, “please continue.”
“Good,” the nurse went on, “Now, do you have a living will?”
At a boat rental concession, the manager went to the lake’s edge and yelled through his megaphone, “Number 99, come in, please. Your time is up.” Several minutes passed, but the boat didn’t return. “Boat number 99,” he again hollered, “return to the dock immediately or I’ll have to charge you overtime.”
“Something is wrong here, boss,” his assistant said. “We only have 75 boats. There is no number 99.”
The manager thought for a moment and then raised his mega-phone: “Boat number 66,” he yelled. “Are you having trouble out there?”
The Big Sale
It was the day of the big sale. Rumors of the sale (and some advertising in the local paper) were the main reason for the long line that formed in front of the store by 8:30, the store’s opening time.
A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back, amid loud and colorful curses. On the man’s second attempt, he was punched square in the jaw, and knocked around a bit, and then thrown to the end of the line again.
As he got up the second time, he said to the person at the end of the line, “That does it! If they hit me one more time, I’m not opening the store!”
CE Classes in 2017
Classes will start conclude with two offerings (6 credit day-choose one or both 3 credit classes). There are a few spaces left so call today to reserve a place. (320) 333/5383.
- Tuesday, Oct 10th – Waconia on Hoarding and Ethics
- Thursday, October 12th– St. Cloud on Water and Mold
We Can All Be Heroes
by Fred McGuire
In spite of the tragedy that recently unfolded in Las Vegas, there are also stories emerging of amazing heroes. These are heroes who saved lives at the risk of their own. They are to be honored, but how about the rest of us? Can we be heroes in some way?
Yes. We are heroes when we serve other people. Here are some everyday examples that make us heroes:
- Doing the best we can at our job.
- Serving our family by sharing our skills and life with them.
- Helping a neighbor.
- Sacrificing time to help someone make their life better.
- Raising funds for a worthy cause.
- Giving our money to help others in need.
Most of us will never be awarded for our efforts, but that is ok. Heroes are like that. They don’t need the attention, yet I salute you today. Keep up the good work.
New Project Manager for SW Minnesota
Shawn Rannow is the new leader in helping customers with fires, mold, bio-hazards and more. He is a proven manager who has lead teams for several years for our company. He has earned high marks for helping customers after trouble sticks their home or business. Congratulations to Shawn.
Question or concern?
Need help with a water, fire or mold situation? Call someone you know.
Fred McGuire (320) 333-5383.
Now a Word from our Customers
The following are quotes from our recent customers:
- “Was very good to work with, answered all my question and review with me on what they were going to do. Call me to let me know when they would arrive to do the work.” G.C.
- “Friendly, comfortable staff.”N.
- “The workers that have come to work on my claim from storm damage have been knowledge, efficient and respectful.”P.
- “The employees were friendly and very flexible. They took the time to answer our questions.” F.
Movie to Watch
Hacksaw Ridge (now on DVD)
The true story of Desmond T. Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers.
We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss’s trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge
Book to Read
It’s Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold have become legendary inside and outside the Navy.
When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity.
Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship. Within months he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and take responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became “It’s your ship,” and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency. How did Abrashoff do it?