One fine day, a bus driver was driving his bus along the normal route. No problems for the first few stops, a few people got on, a few got off, and things went generally well. But at the next stop, a big guy got on. Six feet eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground.
He glared at the driver and said, “Big John doesn’t need to pay!” He then sat down at the back.
The driver was five feet three, thin, and basically meek. Naturally, he didn’t argue with Big John, but he wasn’t happy about it. The next day the same thing happened – Big John got on again and made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the one after that and so forth.
This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him. Finally he could no longer stand it. He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and all that good stuff.
By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong; he felt really good about himself. So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said, “Big John doesn’t pay”, the driver stood up, glared back and screamed, “Why not?”
With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, “Big John has a bus pass.”
Be sure that there is a problem in the first place before working hard to solve one.