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The Elephant Rope
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size ... Read More..
Coffee for the wall
In a high-class coffee shop in a small town near Venice, Italy, two friends enjoyed their coffee as a man entered and sat at an empty table beside them. He called the waiter and placed his order saying, "Two cups of coffee, one of them for the wall." They heard this order with some interest and observed that he was served with only one cup of coffee but he paid for two. As soon as he left, the waiter stuck a piece of paper on the wall with the words 'A cup of Coffee'. This scene repeated with o... Read More..
The rotten tomatoes

A teacher decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few tomatoes. Each tomato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of tomatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.

When the day came, every child brought some tomatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 tomatoes and... Read More..
Building Bridges
Once upon a time, two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference, and finally it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence. One morning there was a knock on elder brother's door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenter's toolbox. "I'm looking for a few days work," he said. "Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there. Could I help you?" "Yes," said the older br... Read More..
5 More Minutes
A woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground at West Coast park one fine Sunday Morning. "That's my son over there" she said, pointing to a little boy in a red T-shirt who was gliding down the slide. "He's a fine looking boy," the man said. "That's my son on the swing in the blue T-shirt." Then, looking at his watch, he called to his son. "What do you say we go, Jack?" Jack pleaded, "Just five more minutes, Dad. Please?" "Just five more minutes." The man nodded and Jack ... Read More..