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Do you always know the difference between cause and effect?

Indians living in a federal reservation asked their Chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or not.

Not really knowing the answer, the Chief replied that the winter could be cold, and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared.

Being a conscientious leader, the Chief then went to a phone booth, called the National Weather Service  and asked, “Can you tell me please, is this winter going to be cold?”

The man on the phone responded, “This winter may well be cold.”  So the Chief went back to encourage his people to collect more wood to be prepared.

A week later he called the National Weather Service again and asked, “Is it going to be a very cold winter?”

“Yes,” the man replied, “As a matter of fact we are beginning to think it’s going to be a very cold winter.”  The Chief went back to his people and ordered them to go out and bring back every scrap of wood they could find.

Two weeks later he called the National Weather Service again.  “So, are you saying that this winter is really going to be extremely, unusually cold?”

“Absolutely,” the man replied, “the Indians are out there collecting wood like crazy!”

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