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How Can I Be Successful? (2 of 28)
Series: SUCCESS: WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN I HAVE IT? (JOSHUA)
Dr. Chuck McAlister
Recently I read a story about a young man in Utah who woke up because the plumbing in his ceiling was leaking and water was hitting him in the face. Jumping out of bed, he found that the water was already ankle deep on his floor. The man decided to call the landlord. The landlord told him to go rent a water vacuum quickly and get the water up before it ruined his property. So the young man rushed out to his car and found he had a flat tire. He decided he'd better call for some help, so he ran back into his apartment, sloshed back through the water, picked up the phone, and it shocked him so badly that he ripped the phone off the wall.
By that time he knew he really needed help, so he decided to go back down to his car. But when he tried to get out the door, the door wouldn't budge. The water had made it swell in the frame. So he had to scream from inside his apartment until somebody came and kicked the door down from the outside. He rushed out to his car only to find that somebody had stolen his car while all this was going on. He remembered it didn't have but a very little bit of gas in it, so he ran a couple of blocks down the street, and there it was -- right in the middle of the road. Some people helped him push the car back to his apartment. Finally, he got the water turned off, the flat fixed, and gas put in his car.
By that time, he had to hurry to make it to his ROTC graduation ceremony. Grabbing his bayonet, he threw it into his car and ran upstairs to dress. When he ran back down to his car, he forgot that he had left his bayonet in the driver's seat. And he sat down on it. Minutes later, he found himself in an emergency room getting strategic surgery.
Trudging back to his apartment, he opened the door and saw that falling plaster had toppled onto his pet canary's cage, killing the bird ...
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