One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started
his bus, and drove off along the route.
No problems for the
first few stops – a few people got on, a few got off, and things
went generally well.
At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. Six
feet eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the
He glared at the driver and said, “Big John doesn’t pay!” and sat down at the back.
Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and
basically meek? Well, he was.
Naturally, he didn’t argue
with Big John, but he wasn’t happy about it.
The next day the same thing happened – Big John got on
again, made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down.
And the next day, and the next.
This disturbed the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him. Finally he could stand it no longer.
He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and
all that good stuff. By the end of the summer, he had become
quite strong; what’s more, he felt really good about himself.
So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on
the bus and said, “Big John doesn’t pay!”
The driver stood up, glared back at the passenger, and
screamed, “And why not?”
With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, “Big
John has a bus pass.”
This too shall pass.
A new day, a new week
Be Sure to Identify the Problem clearly before Working Hard to Solve it and stay blessed forever.