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Big John

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
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
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
happy about it.

The next day the same thing happened-Big John got on again, made a show
refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the one after that,
and so forth. This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep
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
he had become quite strong; what's more, he felt really good about

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
and screamed, "And why not?"

With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, "Big John has a bus

Moral of the story:

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


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