Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dying for Something & Dying for Nothing

A giant ship's engine failed. The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine.

Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was very young. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, form top to bottom and inside out.

Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He then carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed!

A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.

"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!"

So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."

The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with a hammer. ............. . $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap.......... $ 9,998.00

*Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.*

And its also like my post title..."Dying for Something is always better than Dying for Nothing"....the same applies to our careers and futures as well


as always, its 2 every1 his/her OWN...............what have you been doing lately? worth it?


1 out of 6 billion said...

obviously, i'm tapping on the wrong place right now. The engine just won't kick off. A bigger hammer will do?

Jamie said...

bro, in our case even a freaking pile driver won't do the trick...we have to change the blooming engine...puuuaahahahahaha

cyk said...

the old man is lucky la, can bill the boss as he like.
many 'foreman' are employed monthly basis, do how much also same pay regardless how many boats you repaired...

Marsha M said...

completely agree with you. tapping everywhere not going to do the trick. you know where to tap, makes all the difference. good one!

Jamie said...

cyk: yup, we are same same but different

marsha: till today I am still tapping like a crazy fuck but to no LAAAR????