Adventures in Awesome Living

by Sunil Bali, Chief Energy Officer, 24-07-11

Just as the giant cruise ship was about to depart, fully laden with passengers, the engine failed.

Panic quickly ensued as various teams of engineers failed to restart the engine and the passengers became ever more irate.

A retired ship engineer who lived locally was summoned.

He embarked with his small bag of tools and inspected the engine very carefully. Having completed his inspection he reached into his bag and pulled out a hammer and gently tapped something.

Instantly, the engine lurched into life. It was fixed.

A week later the owners received a bill from the old man of $10000.

"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything." The owners wrote to the old man and asked him to submit an itemized invoice which he duly did: 

The invoice read:

Tapping with a hammer…….. $2.00

Knowing where to tap………. $9998.00


This wonderful 2 minute video brought tears to my eyes:

Christian the Lion



Don’t confuse efforts with results - Robert Nitsche

Anyone who stops learning is old. Anyone who keeps learning is young - Henry Ford

Trouble brings experience and experience brings wisdom - Aeschylus

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done, rather than the things I haven’t done - Lucille Ball



  • The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Circumference, who acquired his size from too much pi.
  • Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
  • I wondered why the football kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
  • Don’t join dangerous cults:  practice safe sects.
  • A will is a dead giveaway.
  • A backward poet writes inverse.
  • She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
  • No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.
  • Two silk-worms had a race; the result was a tie.
  • A sign on the lawn at a drug rehabilitation centre said "Keep off the Grass".
  • Old soldiers who survived mustard gas and pepper spray are now seasoned veterans.
  • A bicycle can’t stand alone; it’s two tired.

To your success,