EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

Please note that these ESL Forums are NOT part of MyEnglishClub. To post at these ESL Forums please register ↑ first.

A small story...that teaches a lot...

Add your poems, essays and short stories here. Please do not post work by other writers.

Moderators: Vega, EC

Do you like this story?

Yes
6
100%
No
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 6

A small story...that teaches a lot...

Postby Dhvanesh » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:05 pm

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

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an
effort makes all the difference .
Dhvanesh
Silver Member
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:30 pm
Status: English Learner

Postby kpchoo » Tue May 01, 2007 4:17 pm

LOL, i always read this kind of story from Osho's teaching. U r from india, so i guess u know who im talking about.
kpchoo
Member
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 1:10 pm
Location: Malaysia

Postby Dhvanesh » Wed May 02, 2007 5:49 pm

kpchoo wrote:LOL, i always read this kind of story from Osho's teaching. U r from india, so i guess u know who im talking about.


I know him. FYI: He was a great personality.
Dhvanesh
Silver Member
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:30 pm
Status: English Learner

Postby maksoora » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:00 pm

really i like the story i never feel bore as usual i read story

thankx Dhvanesh

am waiting for new from you
maksoora
Silver Member
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:52 pm
Location: Dubai

Postby Bambang » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:06 am

I like this story.

It respects old men.
User avatar
Bambang
Polished Diamond Member
 
Posts: 2150
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 3:26 am
Location: Jakarta Indonesia


Return to Creative Writing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests