Saturday, May 25, 2013


I am sorry that I have not been able to regularly visit my friends here for a long time nor I have written something worthwhile. It is not just the physical well being which is causing this , that I have to live with,  but I am also under a tremendous emotional stress for the past four months or so due to some factors which some of you are aware of. May be I will share that with you all here to let it off my mind. Please bear with me.

 I read this story recently and felt that I should share this with you all.

One should always be Willing To Learn Throughout The Life

One truck driver was doing his usual load delivery at a mental hospital, by parking his vehicle beside an open drain. He discovered a flat tyre when he was about to return from the mental hospital. He jacked up the truck and removed the flat tyre to fix the spare tyre.

When he was about to fix the spare tyre, he accidentally dropped all the 4 bolts in the open drain. As he cannot fish the bolts in the open drain, he started to panic as to what should be done?

Just then, one patient happened to walk past him and asked the driver as to why he was looking troubled. The driver thought to himself, since there is nothing much he can do or this mental joker can. Just to keep the bugging away, the truck driver informed the whole episode to the mental patient and gave a helpless look.

The patient just laughed at the truck driver and said you just cannot even fix such a simple problem? “No wonder you are destined to remain a truck driver for life”.

The truck driver was astonished to hear such a compliment from a mental guy. “Here is what you can do” said the mental guy… “take one bolt from each of the remaining 3 tyres / wheels and fix it on to this tyre. Then drive down to the nearest workshop and replace the missing ones. Isn’t it simple my friend”.

The truck driver was so impressed with this quick fix answer and asked the patient “How come you are so smart and intelligent and you are here at the mental hospital?”
The patient replied “Hello friend! I stay here because I am crazy but not stupid”.

No wonder, there are some people, who behave like the Truck Driver, thinking that others are just stupid. So, guys, though you all are learned and wise, but, just watch out, there could be some CRAZY guys in our professional / personal lives, who could give us lot of quick fixes and brush our wisdom.

(Moral of the story :

Just do not conclude that you know everything and do not judge people by mere looks/ attire stature or academic background!)


viddhi said...

I hope all is well now!:)

a great lesson to learn! thanks for sharing!

Ellen said...

It is good to see you blogging once again. Welcome back!

Age is quite uncomfortable I must agree. Along with its physical pain comes the emotional drain. It seems that bit by bit a part of us or parts of us - mind and body - are slowly draining away. I should know cos I am traveling that same journey too.

But then...

Let it not be said that the soul or spirit goes that same route of extinction. Because it does not, cannot, will not!

We carry on because that is what we are supposed to do. Life is a precious gift by God meant to bless us with wonderful things. Let us live it as it deserves to be lived. To God be the glory.

I love your story for the lesson contained in it. Precious wisdom for learning. Thank you for sharing.

Take care. God bless you and your family.

Vinaya Naidu said...

take care uncle!

thanks for sharing this story...never heard it before..really good one:)

SJ said...

welcome back, lovely post. I was wondering where'd u disappear, havent heard from u in ages.

I agree, we sometimes become the learned blockheads, shud have an open mind :)

AD. said...

Hope you are doing better now, health wise. :)


Arooj said...

this story holds more than one moral...great one...
take good care of yourself...
May God bless you.

Tongue-fu Lady said...

Hey, whatever is troubling you it will get over soon.. have faith :)Great story btw.. thanks for sharing.

Jyoti Mishra said...

Take care Uncle..
be back soon.. sometimes writing is best form of catharsis and it'll surely help.. :)

Anonymous said...

excellent post uncle jack,.

really you are blessed with some exceptional writing skills.

even at the age of 60 years also you still like to share and delivering something good is really amazing.

what everyone likes is your true & HONEST writings. you are really GOOD & KIND-HEARTED person.

thank you

Anonymous said...

please take care of your health uncle jack. keep sharing your Precious Wisdom.

Jack said...


I am happy that I can move about, so no cribs. One has to live with what life throws. Thanks for your wishes. Take care


You always give moral boosting views. I am so grateful to have you as friend. May God bless you. This story has a nice thought. Take care


Thanks for your concern and wishes. I try to share what I feel may be of use. Take care

SJ :

It is so nice of you to give me a reason to feel happy. Hope to be fully active soon. I also miss reading good posts. Take care

A D :

Thanks for your patience and wishes. It is wishes of good friends like you which keeps me going. Take care

Jack said...


You are right that this story has more than one moral. Thanks for your wishes. Take care

T-F L :

I do have a lot of faith and get positive by wishes of good friends like you. Take care


You are right. Writing takes a lot of load off one's mind. I shall try to be regular. Take care


Welcome to my space. Thanks a lot for such appreciative views. I will be 68 soon and firmly believe that one should share experiences for benefit of young friends. Hope to see you regularly and have your valuable views. Thanks for your wishes. Take care