Saturday, August 14, 2010

[teladan] 4 Things You Cannot Recover


*sekadar gambar hiasan*

A young lady was waiting for flight in the boarding room of a big airport. As she
would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to spend her time.

She also bought a packet of cookies. She sat down in an armchair, in the VIP room of the airport, to rest and read in peace. Beside the armchair where the packet of
cookies lay, a man sat down in the next seat, opened his magazine and started

When she took out the first cookie, the man took one also. She felt irritated but
said nothing. She just thought: "What a nerve! If I was in the mood, I would
punch him for daring!" For each cookie she took, the man took one too. This was
infuriating her but she didn't want to cause a scene. When only one cookie
remained, she thought: "Ahhh.... What will this abusive man do now?"

Then, the man, taking the last cookie, dividing it into half, giving her one half.
Ah! That was too much! She was much too angry now. In a huff, she took her
book, her things and stormed to the boarding place.

When she sat down in her seat, inside the plane, she looked into her bag to take
her eyeglasses, and, to her surprise, her packet of cookies was there untouched!

She felt so ashamed! She realized that she was wrong. She had forgotten that her
cookies were kept in her bag. The man had divided his cookies with her, without
feeling angered or bitter... while she had been very angry, thinking that she was
dividing her cookies with him. And now there was no chance to explain herself...
nor to apologize.

The moral of the story is...
There are 4 things that you cannot recover.

The stone... after the throw!
The word... after it's said!
The occasion... after the loss!
The time... after it's gone!

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