by Sunil Bali, 12-06-16

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



My neighbours son bought tickets to the Ireland v Belgium football match in Bordeaux on June 18th.

The problem is that it clashes with his wedding day….. He applied for tickets, but didn’t expect to get them. He then forgot about it, but lo and behold, the tickets arrived yesterday.

I know this is short notice, but he’s asked if you know of anyone who would be interested in getting married in a fortnight?


Live big & love deep.