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Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by madhoo78, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. madhoo78

    madhoo78 Bronze IL'ite

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    A giant ship 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 a 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.

    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 carefully put his hammer away.

    The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand rupees.

    "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....................... Rs.2.00
    Knowing where to tap.... Rs 9,998.00

    Moral of the story :
    Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in our life makes all the difference.
     
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  2. mssunitha2001

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    Enjoyed reading the story .....too good !!!!!

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  3. iniyamalar

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    I have read this sometime back but it was good to read it again in a fresh spirit.

    Thanx for the post.
    Keep writing
     
  4. sreemanavaneeth

    sreemanavaneeth Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Madhu,

    Yes. Your effort in writing has to be appreciated one.
     
  5. iyerviji

    iyerviji IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Madhoo

    Good one, everything requires effort and the way to do it
     
  6. vijaya1982

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    Wow! your example is very simple and effective.

    vijaya
     
  7. Malar2301

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    Hi Madhoo...

    Nice story...and how true is it??? Thanks for sharing!!
     

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