08 August, 2007

Mexican fisherman

There was once an American businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Mexican village. As he sat there, he saw a Mexican fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore and noticed that the fisherman has caught quite a number of big fish that is known to be a delicacy.

The American was really impressed and ask the fisherman, "How long does it take you to catch so many fish?"
The fisherman reply 'Oh, just a short while'
"Then why don't you stay longer at sea. Perhaps you could catch even more?"
‘This is enough to feed my whole family'
"So, what do you do for the rest of the day then?"
'Well, I usually wake up early in the morning, go out to sea and catch a few fishes, then I would go back and play with my kids. In the afternoon, I will take a nap with my wife, and evening comes, I will join my buddies in the village for a drink, we played guitar, sing and dance throughout the night. My day was ever so complete and carefree.’

The businessman does not agree with his way of life and offered a suggestion to the fisherman.
"I am a Ph..D holder, graduated from Harvard University, specializes in business management. I could help you to become a more successful person. From now on, you have to spend more time at sea and try to catch as many fish as possible. And when you have saved enough money, you could buy a bigger boat and catch even more fish. As you go on, you will be able to afford to buy more boats, recruit more fishermen and lead a team of your own.Soon
you will be able to set-up your own company, your very own production plant for canned food and do direct selling to your distributors. At that time, you will have moved out of this village and to Mexico city, and then expand your operations to LA, and finally to New York city, where you can set-up your HQ to manage all your other branches."
The fisherman asked 'So, how long would that take?'
"About 15 to 20 years "
'And after that?'

The businessman laugh heartily "After that, you can live like a king in your own house, and when the time is right, you can go public and float your shares in the Stock Exchange, by then you will be rich, your income will be coming in by the millions!!"
'And after that?'
"After that, you can finally retire, you can move to a house by the fishing village, wake up early in the morning and catch a few fish, then return home to play with the kids, have a nice afternoon nap with your wife, and when evening comes, you can join your buddies for a drink, play the guitar, sing and dance throughout the night!!"
'But tell me sir; isn't that what I am doing now?!'

(contributed by Ricky Ribuh)


  1. Hee-hee! From where u getting all these jokes?

  2. I am a member of a Google group with over 100 members who were my ex school mates. We share our stories and jokes on a common forum. That is the way to go...


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