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An old, bearded shepherd, with a crooked staff, walks up to a stone pulpit
and says . . .
And lo it came to pass that the trader by the name of Abraham Com did take
unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely
woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called Amazon
And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why doth thou travel far, from town
to town, with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"
And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of
a camel load, but simply said, "How, Dear?"
And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between
to send messages saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling
you which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and
delivery by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)".
Abraha} thkught long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the
drums, as long as he could have his way with her.
And Dot said, "There will be a lot of banging in the land". And Abraham
replied, "It is my most fervent wish that this be so".
And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the
goods he had, at the top price, without ever moving from his tent.
But his success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete himself
inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading.
And the young did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly to
They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS
And lo the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening
sound of drums, that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the
drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company
in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would only work if
you bought Brother Gates' drumsticks.
And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by
others". And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to
be known, "eBay", he said, "We need a name of a service that reflects what
And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators".
"Whoopee!", said Abraham.
"No, YAHOO!", said Dot Com.
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