The fisherman and the tourist
An tourist strolling through the harbour watched a small boat with a fisherman coming back from the sea. Inside the small boat were some buckets of sardines and a box with a few makerels and tuna. The tourist said „What a beautiful fish harvest. How long did it take you to catch it?“ The fisherman replied, "Only a little while." The tourist then asked, "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?" The fisher said, "This is enough to support my family's needs." The tourist then asked, "But what do you do then the rest of the day?" The fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, stroll to the village to meet my friends, sip some wine, and play music with them. I have a full and busy life." The tourist scoffed, " I can give you some good advice. You should spend more time fishing, and save some money and finally buy a bigger boat: With the profit from the bigger boat you could buy more boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your fish to a some small vendor, you could sell directly to the big fish processing plant and eventually opening your own cannery and still earn more money.“
The fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?" The tourist replied, "15 to 20 years." "And then?" asked the fisherman. The tourist laughed and said, "That's the best part. When the time is right, you would sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions." "Millions?...Then what?" The tourist said, "Then you could retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your friends."
Estupenda! Gana mucho en B/N, aunque me imagino que en color también debe de ser igual de buena.
Fantastic. I could say and repeat it to all the collection.
Great story teller that you are. I take a good note of it.
Thank you my friends Manel, Pablo and Abdallah.
A special fish story :-)
Sign up to comment.
Sign in if you already did it.
Photo taken in Essaouira Citadel, Essaouira, Morocco
Misplaced? Suggest new location