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Good Effort

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by vivbass, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. vivbass

    vivbass Gold IL'ite

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    Dear All,

    Just look at the below message:


    A giant ship engine failed. The ship's owners tried one expert after
    another, but none of them could figure out how to fix the engine. Then
    they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was
    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,
    top to
    bottom.

    Both 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 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 owner's 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......... ......... $ 9998.00

    Effort is important, but knowing where to make an
    effort in your life makes all the difference, which probably comes
    only with experience...



     
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