5 important Life Lessons

LIFE LESSONS: The moral of the story in five parables

Lesson 1:
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the new neighbour. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you R500 to drop that towel…”

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds Bob hands her R500 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.

When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, “Who was that?”
“It was Bob the next door neighbour,” she replies.
“Great,” the husband says, “did he say anything about the R500 he owes me?”

Moral of the story
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.


Lesson 2:
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and their manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it vigorously and a Genie pops out. The Genie says, “Here’s the deal: one wish each. No refunds.”

“Me first! Me first!” says the admin clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Poof! She’s gone.

“Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, with an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.” Poof! He’s gone.

“Okay, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager sceptically. The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”

Moral of the story
Always let your boss have the first say.


Lesson 3:
A priest offered a nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?”

The priest removed his hand. But, after changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest apologised, “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.”

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said: “Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.”

Moral of the story
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.


Lesson 4:
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked enthusiastically, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing?” The eagle answered: “Sure, why not.” So the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.


Lesson 5:
A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.” “Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?” replied the bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.”

The turkey pecked at a large lump of dung and found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day (after eating some more dung) he reached the second branch. Finally, after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the very top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story
Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.

Happy Friday! :D

Moral Link: Lovely short stories and parables

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Galen (name), meaning: "Curious One". A lover of language, human ingenuity and the forces of the universe. Hugely drawn towards the mysterious and unknown. Regular laughter and escapism essential.

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5 Responses

  1. Collin says:

    Wow!! great awesome……i really enjoyed it & will also try 2 follow.

  2. Galen Schultz says:

    Thanks man, have linked to your short stories. I read a few of them – they really are lovely :-)

  3. Suparna says:

    Gr8….I loved it

  4. Mags says:

    Thanks for a great chuckle, especially No. 5! I’m so glad not to be part of corporate world, where you need more than a shovel to survive. I’ll be back for more . . .

  5. Galen Schultz says:

    I never leave for work without my shovel ;o)

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