1. To raise money to open a tai chi chuan school a sifu (=teacher) was selling drinks: punch with a little kick to it. A lovely lady who is magnetically attracted to silver shoes walked up and ordered one. The sifu said that would be eighty cents. The woman handed the sifu a dollar bill. After several awkward seconds, she asked where her change was. The sifu replied, Change must come from within.
  2. There I was teaching class when the light went out. Autistics do not like surprises and are usually frightened by darkness. Thank you, Pacific Gas & Electric (local utility, for you out of area folks). So, in an attempt to keep control of the class, I said to the students, “Everybody, hands up high!”  Lo! The light came back on. Proving that many hands make light work.
  3. A bit of tactical advice: when attacked by a group of clowns, go for the juggler.
  4. I just realized everyone else here uses advanced Buddhist email – no attachments