Sunday, February 6, 2011
A butcher watching over his shop is really surprised when
he saw a dog coming inside the shop. He shoos him away.
But later, the dog is back again.
So, he goes over to the dog and notices he has a note in
his mouth. He takes the note and it reads "Can I have
12 sausages and a leg of lamb, please. The dog has money
in his mouth, as well."
The butcher looks inside and, lo and behold, there is a
ten dollar Note there. So he takes the money and puts
the sausages and lamb in a bag, placing it in the dog's mouth.
The butcher is so impressed, and since it's about closing time,
he decides to shut up shop and follow the dog.
So off he goes. The dog is walking down the street
when he comes To a level crossing.
The dog puts down the bag, jumps up and presses the button.
Then he waits patiently, bag in mouth, for the lights to turn.
They do, and he walks across the road, with the butcher
following him all the way.
The dog then comes to a bus stop, and starts looking at the
time table.The butcher is in awe at this stage. The dog
checks out the times, and then sits on one of the seats provided.
Along comes a bus. The dog walks around to the front, looks at
the number, and goes back to his seat.
Another bus comes. Again the dog goes and looks at the number,
notices it's the right bus, and climbs on. The butcher, by now,
open-mouthed, follows him onto the bus.
The bus travels through the town and out into the suburbs, the
dog Looking at the scenery. Eventually he gets up, and moves to
the front of the bus. He stands on 2 back paws and pushes the
button to stop the bus. Then he gets off, his groceries still
in his mouth.
Well, dog and butcher are walking along the road, and then
the dog turns into a house. He walks up the path, and drops
the groceries on the step.
Then he walks back down the path, takes a big run, and throws
himself against the door. He goes back down the path, runs up
to the door and again, it throws himself against it. There's no
answer at the house, so the dog goes back down the path,
jumps up on a narrow wall, and walks along the perimeter
of the garden.
He gets to the window, and beats his head against it several times,
walks back, jumps off, and waits at the door.
The butcher watches as a big guy opens the door, and starts
abusing the dog, kicking him and punching him, and swearing
The butcher runs up, and stops the guy. "What in heaven's name
are You doing? The dog is a genius. He could be on TV, for
the life of me!" to which the guy responds: "You call this clever?
This is the second time this week that this stupid dog's forgotten
Reflection:Looks like some, people will never be satisfied
with what they've got.
Lesson from The Story :
When it comes to the work place, Employers do not know
how to appreciate their people who have served them loyally
through the years. I've seen companies lose good people for
the simple fact their leaders failed to show appreciation.
Employers with big egos enjoy the fact that they have more power
and authority than others. They show, in the way they give orders
and directions, that they think they are superior.
They get a kick out of displaying this superiority. People who do
this are fools, and everyone but them knows it.
They are never satisfied because they could not be satisfied even
if their people perform well.
They don't listen to the opinion and ideas of their subordinates.
Why? Because of their stupid pride and insecurity. People of
this kind will never be satisfied. Why? Because they are so busy
wrapped up in themselves and, fact is, the self can never be satisfied.
Happy and productive people are always those who are
"others-centered" rather than "self- centered."
The greatest idea of leadership is not someone who throws his
weight around. Rather, he is a servant.
As Holy Quran would say, "He who wish to be a leader should
first be a servant." His joy is derived from delivering a job
that others benefit from his contribution.
Aim for service and success will follow.