Monday, August 22, 2005

Little guy versus big guy story

One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus,
and drove off along the route. No problems for the first few
stops-a few people got on, a few got off, and things went generally

At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. Six feet
eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground. He
glared at the driver and said, "Big John doesn't pay!" and sat down
at the back.

Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and
basically meek? Well, he was. Naturally, he didn't argue with Big
John, but he wasn't happy about it.

The next day the same thing happened-Big John got on again, made a
show of
refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the one after
that, and so forth. This grated on the bus driver, who started
losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him.

Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for body building
courses, karate, judo, and all that good stuff. By the end of the
summer, he had become quite strong; what's more, he felt really
good about himself.

So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and
"Big John doesn't pay!," the driver stood up, glared back at the
passenger, and screamed, "And why not?"

With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, "Big John has
a bus pass."

Moral of the story:

Be sure there is a problem in the first place before working hard
to solve one.

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