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Knowing where to tap…

… is perhaps more important than how ya tap it. This perhaps fits so well on wat I have been upto all day. Since the wee hours of morning, been working on this important client deliverable. And trust me, had to make 3 reports… and had 6 hours @ my disposal.

Working on the first one took me 3hrs before something took shape… and then realizing I was getting late, I panicked… but lo’ the balance 3hrs were more than enuf to complete the remaining two. Reason: Once the structure got in place while working on the first one, it was a cake walk for the remaining. The magic was in knowing where to tap and not how to tap…

Now, coming to wat this “tapping business” is…

Ever heard the story of the giant ship engine that 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 youngster. 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 ………………………. $ 9998.00

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference!

So, while I get bak to business, sayonara!!!

  1. October 7, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    Conned! 🙂

  2. October 7, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    wow.. a lesson learnt 🙂

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