The Warm Fuzzy Story
Once upon a time there lived two very happy people Jim and Maggie with
children called John and Lucy. To understand how happy they were you have to
understand how things were in those days. You see, inthose days everyone was
given, at birth a soft warm fuzzy-bag.
Anytime a person reached into their bag, they were able topull
out a warm fuzzy.
Warm fuzzies were very much in demand, because whenever someone was
given a warm fuzzy, they would feel warm and fuzzy all over. The peoplewho didn't
get warm fuzzies regularly were in danger of developing sickness in their backs
which caused them to shrivel up and die. In those days it was very easy to get
warm fuzzies. Any time somebody felt like it, he might walk up to you and say
"I would like to have a warm fuzzy from you." You would then dip into your bag
and pull out a fuzzy the size of a little child's hand. As soon as the fuzzy came
out it would smile and blossom into a large shaggy warm fuzzy. You wouldthen
lay it on the persons shoulder or head or lap and itwould snuggle and melt right
against their skin and make them feel good all over.
People were always asking each other for warm fuzzies andsince they were
always given freely, getting enough of them was never a problem.There were
always plenty to go around and as a consequence everyone was happy and felt
warm and fuzzy most of the time.
One day a bad witch became angry because everyone washappy and no-one
was buying her potions anany of her salves. The witch was very clever and she
devised a very wicked plan. One beautiful morning, she crept up to Jim while
Maggie was playing with their daughter and whispered in his ear,"Look at all
the fuzzies that Maggie is giving to Lucy. You know, if she keeps it up eventually
she is going to run out and there won't be any left for you". Jim was astonished.
There isn't a warm fuzzy in our bag everytime we reach intoit?" and the witch said
"No! Absolutely not and once you run out, that is it and you don't have any more."
With this she flew away on her broom laughing and cackling hysterically.
Jim took this all to heart and began to notice everytime Maggie gave up
fuzzy to anyone else. Eventually, he got very worried and upset because he liked
Maggie's warm fuzzies very much and did not want to give the up. He certainly
did not think it was right for Maggie to be spendingall her warm fuzzies on the
children and on other people. He began to complain everytime he saw Maggie
giving a warm fuzzy to somebody else and because Maggie liked himvery much
and did not want him to be upset, she stopped giving warm fuzzies to other people
and reserved them for him.
The children watched what was happening to Jim and Maggie and soon began
get the idea that it was wrong to give up warm fuzzies everytime they were asked
or felt like it. They too became careful, they would watch their parents closely and
whenever they felt that one of their parents was giving too many fuzzies to others,
they began to object. They began to feel worried whenever they gave away too
many warm fuzzies, even though they found a warm fuzzyeverytime they reached
into their bag, and began to do so less and less and became more and more stingy.
began to notice the lack of warm fuzzies and they
began to feel
and less fuzzy. They began to shrivel up. Occasionally people would die from lack
of warm fuzzies. and salves, even though they didn't work. The situationwas getting
very serious indeed. The bad witch, who had been watching all of this, didn't really
want the people to die, so she devised a new plan. Thewitch now gave everyone a
bag which was very similar to the fuzzy bag except that it was cold instead of being
warm like the fuzzy bag. Inside the witch bag were cold pricklies.
These cold pricklies did not make people feel warm and fuzzy but made them
cold and prickly instead. But they did prevent peoples backs from shriveling up, so
from then on, everytime somebody said "I want a warm fuzzy", people who were
worried about depleting their supply said "we can't give you a warm fuzzy but would
you like a cold prickly?" Sometimes two people would walk up to one another
thinking they could get a warm fuzzy, but one or the other would change their minds
and they would end up giving each other cold pricklies. What was happening now
was, that while very few people were actually dying, a lot of people were still
unhappy and feeling very cold and prickly.
The situation got very complicated because since the
coming of the witch, there
were less and less warm fuzzies around, so warm fuzes, which used to be thought
of as free as air now became very valuable. This caused people to do all sorts of
things in order to obtain warm fuzzies. Before the witch had appearepeople used to
gather in groups of four or five never caring too much who was giving warm fuzzies
to whom. After the coming of the witch, people began to pair off and to reserve all
their warm fuzzies for each other exclusively. If ever one of the two persons forgot
himself and gave a warm fuzzy to someone else, he would immediately feel guilty
about it because he knew that his partner would probably resent the loss of the
warm fuzzy. People who could not find a generous partner had to buy their warm
fuzzies and had to work long hours to earn the money. Another thing which
happened was that some people would take cold pricklies which were limitless
and freely available and coat them white and fluffyand pass them off as warm
fuzzies.These counterfeit warm (really plastic) fuzzies caused additional difficulties.
few people would get together and freely exchangeplastic fuzzies
which presumably should make them feel good but they came away feeling bad
from there. Since they thought they had been exchanging warm fuzzies. People
grew very confused about this, never realising thattheir cold prickly feelings were
really the result of the fact that they had been given a lot of plastic fuzzies. The
situation was very, very difficult and it all started because of the coming of the
wicked witch, who made people believethat someday, when least expected, they
might reach into their warm fuzzy bag and find no more fuzzies. Not long ago a
young woman with big hips and who was born under the sign of Aquarius, came to
this unhappy land. She had not heard about the witch and was not worried about
running out of warm fuzzies. She gave them out freely even when not asked. They
called her the hip-woman and disapproved of her because she was giving the
children the idea they should not worry about running out of warm fuzzies. The
children liked her very much because they felt good around her and had begun to
give out warm fuzzies whenever they felt like it.
The grown-ups became very concerned and decided to pass a law to protect
children from depleting supplies of warm fuzzies. The law made it a criminal
offence to give out warm fuzzies in a reckless manner. The children however,
seemed not to care and in spit of the new law, they continued to give each other
warm fuzzies whenever they felt like it and always when asked. Because there
were many, many children almost as many as grown-ups, it began to look as if
maybe they would have their way. As of now, it is hard to say what will happen.
Will the grown up forces of law and order stop the recklessness of the children?
Are the grown-ups going to join with the hip-woman and the children in taking a
chance that there will always be as many warm fuzzies as needed? Will they
remember the days their children are trying to bring back when warm fuzzies
were abundant because people gave them away freely?
Although I did not write this story
(wish I had - don't know who did)
I would like to offer you the opportunity to chose today
to select which bag you would like to carry around with you
for the rest of your life.
When you decide, then select one of these "feelies" to live in your bag.
They are magic.
You may think you only get one, but you will not run out.
(PERSONALLY I BELIEVE YOU CANNOT GIVE OR GET ENOUGH WARM FUZZIES)
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