Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just Listen

Ever had a really bad day, but heard or saw something which made you think that
“Wow , my life isn’t bad after all!!”

Randy Pausch’s story is known to many I’m sure. A professor of Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, with a couple of months to live. “The Last Lecture” ,is a talk he gave at the university, has the ability to pull at your funny bone, but at the same time hit you in the gut with a couple of universal truths. I’m sure many of us have seen this or had it forwarded to us. But for those who haven’t, sit back, clear an hour and fifteen minutes of your time and listen. Because this lecture is from the heart.

And for the smile
An engineer died and reported to the pearly gates. An intern angel, filling in for St. Peter, checked his dossier and grimly said, "Ah, you're an engineer; you're in the wrong place."

So the engineer was cast down to the gates of hell and was let in. Pretty soon, the engineer became gravely dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and began designing and building improvements. After a while, the underworld had air conditioning, flush toilets, and escalators, and the engineer was becoming a pretty popular guy among the demons.

One day, God called Satan up on the telephone and asked with a sneer, "So, how's it going down there in hell?"

Satan laughed and replied, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next."

God's face clouded over and he exploded, "What? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake; he should never have gotten down there; send him up here."

Satan shook his head, "No way. I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him."

God was as mad as he had ever been, "This is not the way things are supposed to work and you know it. Send him back up here or I'll sue."

Satan laughed uproariously, "Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"

Keep Smiling people


Blogger kaushik said...

Hey! that speech was really amazing. and the joke too!!

10:23 PM  
Blogger mitr_bayarea said...


good one on Randy Pausch, we haven't heard his story before. The last lecture was very lively and informative.

8:38 AM  
Blogger ani said...

that speach wassss toooo gooooddd...

he tells it with such a flow and ease.. keeps u engaged.. reallyy wish he didn't have that cancer.. such a lot..

thanks for sharing such a wonderful thing.. reallyy cooll :)

11:57 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

Kaushik - Thk you.. tried my hardest to get a joke to suit this lecture :)!


Ani:Welcome! Added you to my blogroll too!

7:13 AM  
Blogger ani said...

Thanks sooo much for the blog anuu.. it was just awesommee..

and thanks for adding me to the blog roll ;)

7:16 AM  
Blogger Keshi said...

Amazing! Gives me hope too :)

ty Anu!


11:47 PM  

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