Saturday, November 22, 2008

Management Lesson

One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus and drove along his normal 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 ground. He glared at the bus driver ans said, "Big John doesn't pay," and sat down at the back of the bus.

Oh the bus driver was five feet three, thin and basically meek! Naturally he did not argue with big John but he was not happy with about it. The next day the same thing happened - Big John got on again and made a show face of refusing to pay and sat down. And again the next day, and the next day ..

This grated on the bus driver who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage over him. Finally he could not stand it any longer. He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo and all those martial arts stuff.

By the end of summer, he had become quite strong and moreover 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 bus driver stood up and 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."

Management lesson ~ Be sure there is a problem in the first place before working hard to solve one.

p.s shared by a friend =)

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