October 9, 2012
October 7, 2012
October 4, 2012
"This merchant was trying to sell rotten fish to her at an inflated price", the monk said, pointing to an elderly woman standing nearby, "so I decided to intervene."
The master asked: "Why would you want to intervene on her behalf?"
"Because she is a poor soul who has no one to care for her", the monk replied. "Evil men like that fishmonger make a living by preying on people like her. I was trying to promote good since you always tell us to be good."
"Be good?", the master asked, puzzled. "Why would I say that? Be neutral."
October 1, 2012
September 30, 2012
September 27, 2012
"This is good", the first farmer said, hoping for copious amounts of rain to water his crops.
"This is bad", the second farmer said, fearing that the storm would spoil his harvest.
"This is", the third farmer said.
September 26, 2012
The student, not quite understanding what was being asked of him, tentatively said: "I assume that if I turn around, I will face the other way."
"What else?", the philosopher demanded.
"I assume that one and one makes two."
The philosopher thought for a while, then claimed: "Sorry, my friend – your assumptions are both wrong."
"Which assumptions would you make yourself?", the student asked.
The philosopher took a step towards him.
September 25, 2012
"No, we're on the right path", came the reply.
"How do you know?", he asked again.
The boy took out his map, unfolded it and pointed out an intersection. "We are here", he said, tracing the course of the road with his finger. "And we need to go there. Anyway, come now!"
In response to this, the other scout took off his shoe and handed it to him. Suddenly, the boy was enlightened.
September 21, 2012
September 17, 2012
"Where is it?", the first one asked.
His colleague looked at the monitor and tuned some dials. "Hol's Barn, nine miles from here."
"Chip pan fire boilover. Spread to floor and ceiling and is now threatening to take the entire damn building."
"How many injured?", the first fireman asked impatiently. "I have to know!"
"Cook got badly burned, another inhaled smoke. Medic's on the way."
"I see…", the fireman said and looked at his colleague. They both remained still for a few moments. Then they quietly sat back down.