TNT Just For “Kicks and Grins” Posted by MOT at TNT

Mot:  A tourist went to Mexico and praised the local fishermen for the quality of their fish and then asked them?


How much time do you need to catch it? And the fishermen answered him in one voice:


“Not long”


He asked them: Why don’t you spend more time and fish more?


The fishermen made it clear that their little catch would suffice their needs and the needs of their families!


He asked them: But what do you do in the rest of your time?


They answered:


We sleep late..


We fish a little…


We play with our children.


We eat with our wives.


And in the evening we visit our friends..


We have fun, laugh and chant some songs


The tourist interrupted:


I have an MBA from Harvard University and I can help you!


You have to start fishing for long periods every day..and then sell the extra fish for a bigger return


And buy a bigger fishing boat 00


They asked him: Then what?


He replied: With the big boat and the extra money..


You can buy a second and third boat, and so on until you have an integrated fleet of fishing vessels,


Instead of selling your catch to an intermediary, you will negotiate directly with the factories, and perhaps you will also open your own factory,


And you will be able to leave this village and move to Mexico, the capital, or Los Angeles or even New York!


From there you will be able to start your giant projects 00


The fishermen asked the tourist:


How much time will we need to achieve this?


He replied: About twenty or maybe twenty-five years 00


They asked him: What next?


He replied with a smile: When your business grows, you will speculate in stocks and win millions 00


They asked him in amazement:


Millions? Oh really ?


And what will we do after that?


He replied: Then you can retire


And live quietly in a village on the coast, sleep late..


You play with your children.


And you eat with your wives.


And spend the nights enjoying with friends


The fishermen answered


With all due respect and appreciation


But that’s exactly what we’re doing now,


So, what is the logic for which we waste twenty-five years of misery?




Mot:  This a conversation between a man and his wife. Please note that she asks five or six questions which he answers quite simply, but then she is speechless after answering only one question. I bet this happens more often than not to most husbands out there.


Woman:Do you drink beer?

Man: Yes.

Woman: How many beers a day?

Man: Usually about three.

Woman: How much do you pay per beer?

Man: $5.00, which includes a tip (this is where it gets scary).

Woman: And how long have youbeen drinking?

Man: About 20 years, I suppose.

Woman: So a beer costs $5 and you have three beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately $5,400. Correct?

Man: Correct.

Woman: If in one year you spend $5,400, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000. Correct?

Man:  Correct.

Woman: Do you know that if you didn’t drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought an airplane?

Man: Do you drink beer?

Woman:  No.

Man:  So where’s your airplane?