1. Strength in numbers
- A hairdresser from our beauty salon was inspired by the example of an American master who gave haircuts to homeless people in her free time. Armed with a suitcase full of scissors, she went to spread beauty in this world. But she barely persuaded a few homeless people to get haircuts. However, in the end, they liked their new hairstyles so much that next time they each brought a dozen more people. The woman sighed, but she decided that since she started this thing, she had to finish it. So she cut their hair as well. On the very same day, some freak attacked her. The crowd of homeless people, armed with whatever they could find, stood up to him. They fought and saved her, and one of them bought her a cup of hot tea to calm her down.
2. Those things are contagious
- For the whole of last night, I was memorizing a speech, and I had terrible sleep deprivation. And what do you think happened? I go out on the stage and yawn! And the whole audience yawned with me. It was the biggest flash mob of my life.
- A handsome blue-eyed and dark-haired guy wearing a stylish jacket and fashionable shoes approached me today, coming up and saying, “Hey, beautiful. Do you want to go out on a date with me?” In response to my polite reply that I was married, I was calmly informed that he was willing to wait until my husband died. After this phrase, a woman came over, picked up my unsuccessful 4-year-old groom, apologized, and took the cutie away. And he even managed to wink at me after that.
4. Respect your elders
- Today in the gym locker room, I started talking to the guy with the locker next to mine. He was well built but looked a bit shabby, and he started telling me how he exercises: what’s right, what’s wrong, food, regime, and all that. He said you shouldn’t drink or smoke and that having a fresh and cheerful attitude to life prolongs it greatly by making both the spirit and body younger. He ended his speech with the words, “Do as I do, and at the age of 36 you will look the same.”
— I am 38 years old.
5. Don’t mess with mama bear
- I went with my husband’s mother to the post office. While we were standing in line, an old lady came up to me and exclaimed, “You are dressed like a prostitute. Your skirt is too short! What a disgrace!” To which my mother-in-law calmly replied, “Get off my daughter, or I will break you into so many pieces that no doctor will be able to put them back together.” I always knew that she was a good person, but that was the first day I called her “mother.”
6. Oh, Grandma…
- I bought myself a Sphynx kitten. Now every time my grandmother comes for a visit, she begins to cross herself, looking at my little pet and whispering, “Holy, holy.” And today, when she came to visit again, she handed me a small knitted overall and said, “Here! Put it on your monster. Even though it’s demonic, it’s freezing, and that’s a pity after all.”
7. Stay together for the cat
- When Mom and Dad begin to quarrel, smashing kitchen utensils and threatening each other with divorce, our cat faints. She does every time. Every time, my parents get terribly frightened, unite, and take her to the veterinarian. They also make peace on the way. She’s the fluffy guardian of the family hearth.