Friday, August 11, 2006

A giant ship engine failed...

My friend send me this story...that teaches a lot.

I am sharing here..to remind myself also.

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."

CAN YOU GUESS WHAT WAS THE BREAK DOWN????



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 in your life makes all the difference.

It is weekend again...have a lovely weekend everyone!

Friday, August 11 2006

7 comments:

Kak Lady said...

Knowing where to tap...tu yang penting tu...bukan boleh sebarang tap...nanti lain jadinya...heheh

bunga rampai said...

Salam Yus. Kemahiran yang diasah sejak kecil memberi pulangan yang lumayan :)

Selamat berhujung minggu yang indah di mana jua berada.

Idham said...

knowing where to "tap" differentiate a 'man' from a 'boy'.

*wink*

idham

Queen Of The House said...

Hee hee ... I guess that is what you'd call EXPERTISE. And you pay for the KNOWLEDGE (which is supposed to be priceless) :-)

Queen Of The House said...

Hee hee ... that's what you'd call EXPERTISE. And what the owner is paying for is KNOWLEGDE (which is supposed to be priceless) :-)

UglyButAdorable said...

thank you..very meaningful indeed. I always my nieces and nephs and myself that effort counts..now i will add 'but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference'

anggerik merah said...

Kak lady,
betul tu.
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bunga rampai,
selamat berhujung minggu untuk mu jua
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Idham,
Agree with you.."angguk-angguk"

*return wink*
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QOTH,

yes, agree..

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UBA,

thanks for tambahan..it is very true indeed