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Mahatma Gandhi and Professor Peters

Reposting this very clever and amusing “interactions” between Mahatma Ghandi and Mr. Peters from #fiction

When Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, a white professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely and always displayed prejudice and animosity towards him. Also, because Gandhi never lowered his head when addressing him, as he expected…. there were always “arguments” and confrontations.

One day, Mr Peters was having lunch at the dining room of the University, and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. The professor said, “Mr Gandhi, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat.”
Gandhi looked at him as a parent would a rude child and calmly replied, “You do not worry professor. I’ll fly away,” and he went and sat at another table.

Mr Peters, reddened with rage, decided to take revenge on the next test paper, but Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions. Mr Peters, unhappy and frustrated, asked him the following question. “Mr Gandhi, if you were walking down the street and found a package, and within was a bag of wisdom and another bag with a lot of money, which one would you take?”

Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, “The one with the money, of course.”

Mr Peters, smiling sarcastically said, “I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom, don’t you think?”

Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, “Each one takes what he doesn’t have.”

Mr Peters, by this time, was fit to be tied. So great was his anger that he wrote on Gandhi’s exam sheet the word “idiot” and gave it to Gandhi. Gandhi took the exam sheet and sat down at his desk trying very hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move.

A few minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him in a dignified but sarcastically polite tone, “Mr Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the grade.”

Creative arts expression

I guess my daughter wants to learn to play the guitar just like her cousins from her Dad’s side of the family. Her uncles and older cousins are playing guitars and using low lying fog machine while serving their church every Sabbath Day. There was a time she expressed interest to buy a guitar when we passed by a music store. She got a little busy sketching and forgot about the idea of buying a guitar. But when my daughter decides to have her first guitar, we are willing to buy her one. Playing musical instrument is a good way for young people to express their creative side.

Gift wrapping in 15 seconds

By Amy Eley, TODAY

Original post from

If the idea of gift-wrapping presents makes your stress level skyrocket higher than the star on your Christmas tree, here’s a holiday hack that might be able to help.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, an employee at the Takashimaya Department Store in Japan shows how to wrap a rectangular gift in under 15 seconds with one sheet of paper and only two strips of tape.

The video features an employee fold, flip and turn presents and paper to get two presents wrapped in only 28 seconds. With this technique, you just might be able to whip through your holiday gift-wrapping without needing a hit of eggnog.

Check out the full clip: