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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Don't Cut off Your Nose to Spite Your Face" (without using the actual phrase or litera (02/14/08)
TITLE: A Time To Humble Yourself
By Kimberly Harris
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at the idea of someone that perfect. He couldn't believe someone could be pressured and
insulted and stay humble. Jack only knew that he was not as perfect as Jesus.
Jack yarned and stretched out his slumber and headed for the kitchen. He was halfway
in the kitchen, when he realized he hadn't bought groceries for the week. He immediately
wrote out his list including all the five food groups and added his favorite salty and sweet
As Jack was leaving out the door a rolled up newspaper clobbered him in the head.
"Sorry sir," hollered the paper boy.
"That idiot," mumbled Jack. "When I was young I didn't hit people with news papers.
My throw was perfect every time."
As Jack drove in the parking lot of his favorite store, someone beat him out of a parking
space. Jack felt his face go flush and his heart pound faster than before. He was nervous
and could not control himself. He got out of his car and yelled at the young couple which took
"Take it easy old man," protested the young man.
When Jack was composed he took a shopping cart and headed for the produce department.
He had a knack for picking out fresh fruits and vegetables. He pick out melons, berries, bananas,
grapes, and numerous vegetables.
He shopped for his breads and cereal, his milk, meats, frozen foods, and canned goodies.
Last on the list were his sweet and salty foods. Jack loaded up on cakes, cookies,chips, nuts and
As Jack was heading to the checkout he passed the candy aisle, and noticed Hershey Kisses were
on sale for $1.99. He grabbed a bag of them wholeheartedly and headed for the check out counter.
Jack was next in line, and was proud of his collection. He had figured up his bill mentally
to be $99.38
"Hi, I'm your checker, Bill," announced the checker.
Bill quickly scanned all the items Jack had acquired and rung a grand total of $100.46.
"I demand an itemization of that bill," snorted Jack.
Bill produced the bill in which everything rung the way Jack had expected, except the
Hershey Kisses. The candy had rung up a dollar more than the shelf price.
"The shelf price was a dollar cheaper for this candy," explained Jack.
"I'm not holding up my line to check a dollar difference. You either take the price or leave
it," griped Bill.
"I'll leave it all," shouted Jack.
The buggy was left at the register with all the groceries sacked. Looking back, Jack marched
out of the store in rage. He had hunger pains and a low grumbling sound coming from his
"I'm the one starving here," mumbled Jack. "How can I be this stupid"
Jack humbled himself and went back and pleaded to get his groceries. He waited behind
five customers. He paid the bill including the overpriced candy and came out of the store smiling
pushing a buggy and eating Hershey Kisses.
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