A man on a camel rode through miles of sun drenched desert searching for some sign of life. His supplies were running low when his camel died. Now on foot he desperately sought refuge from the scorching heat, and most importantly a source for water.
Suddenly, he came across a vendor in the middle of the desert.
"Thank God I found you!" the man cried.
"Please help me, I'm in dire need of water!"
"Well," said the vendor, "I don't have any water, but would you like to buy one of these fine ties? What am I going to do with a tie?" the man asked.
"That's what I'm selling sir, and if you don't like it, then I can't help you.
The man left the vendor and walked on for many more miles, praying each mile that he would find refuge from the scorching sun. Squinting his eyes he thought he saw in the distance a restaurant. It must be a mirage he thought but he decided to check it out anyway. As he approached the door, his mouth opened in amazement, seeing that the restaurant was real!
The doorman stopped him as he tried to enter.
"Excuse me sir, but you can't come in here without a tie."
Esta lista veicula diariamente uma história, preferencialmente engraçada (afinal, quem não gosta de uma boa piada?), ou uma citação. As histórias estão em inglês, e as palavras mais incomuns são comentadas. Dessa forma os alunos aprendem, todos os dias, duas ou mais palavras novas. Todos os dias. Em um ano esse pequeno esforço diário pode vir a fazer uma grande diferença.