Sunday, July 6, 2008


A logical Hit of the mind's hammer

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 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


short story speaks volume of how and where most of us often apply our efforts and why they go waste :) point to ponder

adios :)


Saucy said...

Its like knowing the rules of chess... Everyone knows them but only grandmaster know how to best apply them!

Shreya said...

Right step at right time makes all the difference in the world some ppl claim to call it lucky and some say it effort watever it b the point is to do wat u kw the best way :)
atlst thr u can b sure that ur effort wont go waste trying and changing hands all the time would only let ur precious time be wasted n nothing else wid no outcomes , obviously this is useless :)
anywz thx for posting ur view agn
keep posting..
adios :)

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