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  What A World
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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It was just about first light

When I heard a merry bird sing

I wearily sat up, rubbing my eyes

Wondering what today would bring


Suddenly three dogs licked my face

And, four of my cats began to purr

I got up and I let all of the dogs out

Wandering into the kitchen in a blur


I wearily began making a pot of coffee

And, I absentmindedly turned on the TV

I heard someone say ‘It’s World Hello Day’

Which sounded like a marvelous idea to me


“You are supposed to say Hello to Ten People,

Today, this November 21st, on World Hello Day.”

I rushed back into the bedroom, to say Hi to my wife

She sat up, looked at the clock, and yelled, “Go Away!”


But my enthusiasm was still building, so I now got dressed

And soon, I found myself wandering down the dark street

I was very determined to say “Hello!” to nine more people

But reactions I very quickly got, soon filled me with defeat


The young paperboy quickly gave me the finger

A neighbor fetching his paper, rudely ignored me

A woman heading to church, gave me a nasty glare

And I was greeted with expletives, by the next three


My last three attempts to say ‘Hello’ also ended in failure

So I eventually headed back on home, and back into my yard

Thankfully, all of my dogs were extremely glad to greet me again

And as the birds chirped, I decided ‘World Hello Day’ was too hard


But ‘Hello’ anyway, to anyone reading this today;

And Thank God For Pets and Merry Little Birds…



©World Hello Day 2010, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/6/2010
I've tried this on a few occasions too, the same reaction as you...people just don't respond well to simple human kindness....what's wrong with this world? Nicely penned, my friend.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/29/2010
Next time put your pants on first. Patrick
Reviewed by Paul Drouillard 11/24/2010

Another winner!

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/23/2010
ello, ello, ello... two days' late!!! LOVE this, Dad... I can't stop saying hello to people and then wonder why, later on in the day, people are smiling and waving back who I've never known... but that's beautiful Dorset for you! What a world indeed! :)) xx
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/22/2010
and Hello to you, my friend!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/21/2010
Hello Mr. Ed!!! And good night too, (I'm reading this at bedtime)
Reviewed by Connie Faust 11/21/2010
You got your hellos from the animals, which are much friendlier than some humans. In my part of the country, strangers often say hello to each other. I like to smile at sad-looking people; even if they don't smile back, I ask God to help them feel His presence and His love through my smile. I know He can do that.
Your hellos may not have failed at all, but may have given the recipients the memory of your pleasantness. Even as they were walking away, you may have sparked a lift in their spirits.
Happy World Hello Day to you!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/21/2010
Love the irony of the church-going woman giving you a glare. Guess she might as well throw in the towel, cuz she's not learning anything under that steeple:) Hugs,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/21/2010
Hello Ed !
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/21/2010
People, as a rule, just don't care anymore. Sad. but I do care ... and I am stopping in to say howdy!

(((HUGS)) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 11/21/2010
Guten Tag! and Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/21/2010
Hello older brother and hello to your doggies and wife...e
Reviewed by D Johnson 11/21/2010
You never need a World Hello Day just to say Hello, Buenos dias, gddaay,and on and on it goes...

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/21/2010
Hello Ed, and I like the idea!

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/21/2010
H E L L O !!!!
Reviewed by jude forese 11/21/2010
hello, Ed ;)
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 11/21/2010
And a cheery good morning to you, Ed. I only have nine more to go but that shouldn't be a problem. I live in a very friendly neighborhood. By the way, we don't have a paperboy so 'so much' for the finger.
God bless,
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