Sunday, February 27, 2005

A teacher comes out with a very large glass jar. He drops rocks in it until there isn't any more room. "Is it full?" he asks the students. They agree that it's full. Then he takes out a bag of gravel, which he pours in the jar. "Now is it full?" They agree that it's full. He takes out a bag of sand, which he pours in the jar. They agree that now, at last, it's full. He takes out a jug of water, which he pours in the jar. Okay, now it's full.

"What's the lesson?" he asks his class. A student answers, "There's always more room."

"No," the teacher replies. "It's that you have to put the big things in first."

4 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I liked a variant where someone sets out to teach a lesson in time management, but another person announces that the lesson is "there's always room for beer!"

5:12 PM  
Crystal said...

Where have you been? Baby keeping you too busy?

12:41 AM  
Richie said...

Geoff, hope everything's going ok. I keep checking back now and again hoping you've had time to update your blog. It was one of the few that I looked forward to reading back in the day.

3:07 AM  
Anonymous said...

I found your comments to be very interesting. We can never keep up with all that is going on. For example who would have ever thought Apple and Intel would be working together. On another side note, Iím one of the beta testers for a new browser. It can be found here; www.idealbrowser.com. The company is looking for others to test it out as well so download it and give them some feedback.

5:50 PM  

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