2007-03-09

The Rejuvinating Effect of Laughter

Team Work

At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 7-year-old hockey players aside and asked, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?"

The little boy nodded in the affirmative.

"Do you understand that what matters is not whether we win or lose, but how we play together as a team?"

The little boy nodded yes.

"So," the coach continued, "I'm sure you know, when a penalty is called, you shouldn't argue, curse, attack the referee, or call him names."

Do you understand all that?"

Again the little boy nodded.

He continued, "And when I call you off the ice so that another boy gets a chance to play, it's not good sportsmanship to shout at me and call your coach a bad name, is it?"

Again the little boy nodded.

"Good," said the coach. "Now go over there and explain all that to your mother."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How true!
Jan

cathy said...

I liked the guy joke better LOL.

Adam Stuart said...

Send me better jokes to post :)

Adam Stuart said...

You're from Greece. How about some funny Greek or "What do you call an American......" jokes. Nothing better than laughing at yourself :-)

Anonymous said...

Ah hahahahahahahaha! haaahahahahahahahahaha! LOL Mr.Stuart
this is so funny. I mean at first I heard the word in my mind " stimare "
which is how the word respect in Italian. When I heard that I was thinking it was what the coach said about things like sportsmanship but then when he said "Now go over there and explain all that to your mother "
that was hilarious! Well this was Sandeep Singh your fellow student. Bye!