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    A guy stopped at a local gas station and, after filling his tank,
    he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to
    drink his cola and watched a couple of men working along the
    roadside. One man would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then
    move on. The other man came along behind him and filled in the
    hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was 25 feet
    behind filling in the hole. The men worked right past the guy with
    the soft drink and went on down the road.
    "I can't stand this," said the man tossing the can into a
    trash container and heading down the road toward the men.
    "Hold it, hold it," he said to the men. "Can you tell me
    what's going on here with all this digging and refilling?"
    "Well, we work for the government and we're just doing our
    job," one of the men said.
    "But one of you is digging a hole and the other fills it up.
    You're not accomplishing anything. Aren't you wasting the
    taxpayers' money?"
    "You don't understand, mister," one of the men said, leaning
    on his shovel and wiping his brow. "Normally there's three of us:
    me, Elmer and Leroy. I dig the hole, Elmer sticks in the tree, and
    Leroy here puts the dirt back. Elmer's job's been cut... so now
    it's just me an' Leroy."

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    OK the HR Mgr in me loves that one!
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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