A friend sent me this...

Avatar do usuário Anne Dietrich 60 1
:? A lil' scary and kinda weird...

"A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. "Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd like to bring home with me."

"Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet him."

"There's something you should know" the son continued, "he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us."

"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."

"No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us."

"Son," said the father, "you don't know what you're asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can't let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He'll find a way to live on his own."

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide.

The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn't know, their son had only one arm and one leg."

I googled this and found out it is a 'urban legend'.

Mesmo que seja algo ficticio, faz sentido... Aproveitamos o Natal para rever nossos conceitos e sentimentos...
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Avatar do usuário Flavia.lm 3885 1 9 86
Hi Anne

I'd already read it some time ago, both in English and Portuguese.
Urban legend or not, it does make us think about our concepts... and prejudices!
Avatar do usuário Alessandro 2970 3 9 71
Por falar em Lendas Urbanas sugiro a leitura do post abaixo, eu acho a estória muito bacana.

O poder da mente Humana

Abraços,
Avatar do usuário felipeh6 2160 7 53
Hi there,

There are a lot of urban legends appearing constantly. They´re being spread especially by e-mail. Most of them are fakes. You can check some of them at the following link:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/

Maybe you can have some fun reading them.

Best Regards,

Felipe Haag
Avatar do usuário Anne Dietrich 60 1
Flavia.lm escreveu:Hi Anne

I'd already read it some time ago, both in English and Portuguese.
Urban legend or not, it does make us think about our concepts... and prejudices!


=) Concordo plenamente Flavia!

Btw, Urban Legends são bons textos para melhorar a leitura...
P.S. Onde consigo esse texto "Poder da mente" em inglês?? Alguém sabe um link??

See ya!!!