Friday, June 01, 2007

In Case of Emergency.

Post 218 - - - - - - Friday, 1st June, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope all is going well for you wherever you
live and that you are enjoying your lives. I am doing well and am
getting caught up with some jobs that needed doing. It is very
definitely indoor weather for me lately and I am fortunate that I
able to stay indoors.

The article I have tonight is called "In Case of Emergency" and
makes a lot of sense. My cousin Kerry sent it to me, thanks Kerry.
It seems to be a very good idea. (I do not have a Mobile phone.)

Isn't it true that we all carry our mobile (cell) phones with hundreds
of names/ numbers stored in it's memory, but nobody, other than
ourselves know which of these numbers belong to our nearest and
dearest ones ?

Let us for a moment create a scenario wherein (God forbid) we are
involved in an accident or had a heart attack and the people who are
attending us get hold of our mobile phone, but don't know which
number to call to inform our family members.

For this reason, we must have one or more numbers stored under
the name of ICE (in case of emergency) in our phones.

Recently, the concept of "ICE" is catching on quickly. It is simply
an important method of contact during emergency situations.
As cell phones are carried by the majority of the population, all
you need to do is store the number of a contact person, or a
person who should be contacted during an emergency as "ICE"
(meaning in case of emergency.)

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when
they went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile
phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call.
He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a
nationally recognized name for this purpose.

Following a disaster in London, the East Anglican Ambulance
Service has launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)
campaign. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service
personnel and hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact
your next of kin, by simply dialing the number stored as "ICE."

Please pass this on and it won't take very long before everybody
will know about this.

It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.
For more than one contact name, simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and
ICE3 etc.

A great idea that will make a difference.. !!!

I borrowed the first joke from my friend Nick. Thanks !!

A woman announces to her friend that she is getting married
for the fourth time.

"How wonderful !! But I hope you don't mind me asking what
happened to your first husband ?"

"He ate poisoned mushrooms and died."

"How tragic ! What about your second husband ?"

"He ate poisoned mushrooms too and died."

"Oh, how terrible ! I'm almost afraid to ask about your third

"He died of a broken neck."

"A broken neck ?"

"He wouldn't eat the mushrooms."

If Men Truly ran the World . . . . . .

1. Birth control would come in ale or lager.
2. Valentine's Day would be moved to Feb.29th so it only
occurred in Leap Year.
3. St Patrick's Day would remain the same, but would be
every month.
4. Garbage would take care of itself.
5. Daisy Duke shorts would never go out of fashion.
6. Telephones would cut out after 30 seconds of conversation.
7. Instead of " beer belly", you'd get "beer biceps."
8. The funniest guy in the office would get to be CEO.
9. Two words - - Ally McNaked.
10. Every man would get 4 real "Get out of Jail Free" cards a year.

The four toughest questions women ask - and their answers.
What makes these questions so bad is that every one is sure to
explode into a major argument and/or divorce if man answers

1. What are you thinking ? The answer to this is, of course, "I'm
sorry If I've been pensive, dear. I was just reflecting on what a warm
wonderful, caring, thoughtful, intelligent, beautiful woman you are
and what a lucky guy I am to have met you."
The wrong answers are a. Baseball, b. Football, c How fat you are,
d. how much prettier she is than you.
e. How he would spend the insurance money if you died.

2. Do you love me ? The correct answer is " Yes" or " Yes Dear."
Wrong answers - - - a. I suppose so,
b. Would it make you feel better if I said Yes.
c. That depends on what you mean by "love."
d. Does it matter ? e. Who me ?

3. Do I look fat ? Correct answer is , "No, of course not."
Wrong answers - - a Not prettier, just pretty in a different way.
b. compared to what ?
c. a little extra weight looks good on you.
d. I've seen fatter.
e. Could you repeat the question? I was thinking about your
insurance policy.

4. Do you think she's prettier than me ? Correct answer -
"No, you are much prettier."
Wrong answers - - - - -
a. Not prettier, just pretty ina different way.
b. I don't know how one goes about rating such things.
c. Yes, but I bet you have a better personality.
d. Only in the sense that she's younger and thinner.
e; Could you repeat the question? I was thinking about your
insurance policy.

A guy goes into the bar and sits down and orders a drink.
Other than the bartender, there's no one else in the place.
All of a sudden he hears a voice that says, "Nice suit." He
looks around and doesn't see anybody and the barman
is busy washing glasses. A little later, the same voice says,
"Nice tie." The guy looks around again and doesn't see anyone.
He finally asks the bartender if he just said something."No," he
replied, "No, it wasn't me, it probably was the peanuts though.
They're complimentary."

A guy goes to see a psychiatrist. He says, " Doc, I can't seem
to make any friends. Can you help me, you fat slob ?

How about the stupid guy who got a job at the candy factory,
working quality control throwing away all the M&Ms that
said "W."

He doesn't eat them himself . . .The M&Ms are too tough to peel.

A guy calls the hospital. He says, "You gotta send help. My wife
is going into labor !" The nurse says, "Calm down. Is this her
first child ? He says, "NO ! This is her husband."

You know how to make holy water? Just take some regular
water and boil the hell out of it.

Quotes - - - -

God does not ask about your ability,
He asks about your availability. Anonymous.

To achieve great things we must live as though we were
never going to die. - Luc de clapiers French writer.

Achieving starts with believing. Anon.

Doing is better than saying. - - Proverb.

Time to call it a day Folks, Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care. Love and best wishes to you all. Merle.

Post 218 - - - - - Friday, 1st June, 2007.


Gledwood said...

Hi Merle thanks for your message.

No I don't normally fall out of bed! Usually I sleep like a log very literally I don't even move about (not like SOME people I've known) so falling out of bed was dubbly bemusing....

I used to have ICE in my mobile but the poor phone had a stroke and the one I've got is on its last legs.

I never fill in all that personal info at the beginning of diaries though... IMAGINE how much a tea-leaf would know about you!!

Take it easy


"Early Bird" said...

ICE in your cell phone is a really good idea...I've been doing it for about a year now...
I loved the broken neck hubby!

Anonymous said...

ICE, makes good sense.

Your humor is refreshing. I have to limit my laughter, it causes my side to hurt (chortle)

PEA said...

Good evening dear Merle:-) It's been so hot and humid here the last few days, it's very uncomfortable...was it only 2 weeks ago that I was complaining it was so cold? lol I had never heard of ICE before but after reading about it, I think it's a brilliant idea and I will put it in my cell phone asap! Loved the jokes and quotes as always:-) Take care my friend!! xoxo

Jim said...

Hi Merle -- At first I thought you were going to talk about my e..

I think you did yourslef in on those and desire to retire for the night.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

ICE sounds like a great idea. Of course, I have no idea whom I would list!

Val said...

As you know, I too do not have a mobile phone, and somehow we've both managed to survive!

I'll tell you how I'm enjoying the weekend about 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Demons look like winning, and Peter's Lions MUST defeat the Tigers...

Carolanne said...

The ICE sounds like a great idea as long as everyone knows what to look for. :)

Hey, just as well men don't truly run the world then!

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle,Thank you for your concern and your lovely comments.
The kids put ice on my phone a long time ago, and I always have it with me if im traveling in the car, other wise its home on the charger. good jokes had a good laugh at them especialy the guy calls the hospital. Take care keep warm and cosy. xoxox

JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Merle,

That's a good idea! (ICE) I had not heard of this...actually, I don't use a cell phone but C. does. (I'm not often out without him anyway,)

;) that joke about the husbands was funny!

Take care,


Gwen said...

Hi Dear Merle.
Sorry I was a bit slow getting back to you,said hello to Joanne for you and she said hello back.
We had a nice trip to Melb and Jan is fine,I.C.E sounds the way to go.
Stay Well Merle hope to see you again in the not too distant future. xoxo

Raggedy said...

Great post!
The ICE is a great idea...
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments over on my blog..
I appreciate them more than I can express.
I will be gone again from blogging after Sunday..
I will try to make it back soon.
You are always in my thoughts so you don't feel so far away...
Cheers and take care dear friend
Huggles and Love

Lee said...

Hi Merle, I'm a bit behind in catching up with everyone because of my new laptop...Friday afternoon, night and most of Saturday were taken up with the installation etc., so I couldn't get to read or comment on blogs.

I've got a new Sony and am in the process of getting used to it...the keyboard etc., I think I'm in for the ride of my life and will have a load of fun with it. :)

Meow said...

Hi Merle, wonderful idea about ICE ... must put that into my phone !!
Hope you are well, and keeping warm. Hasn't the weather turned chilly !!
Have a wonderful week.
Take care, Meow xx

Peter said...

Hi Merle, I hadn't thought about your new laptop having Vista on it, have you had any trouble getting used to it... not counting the modem of course.

smilnsigh said...

Yours is the second entry I've seen today, with the ICE message. And a good one it is.