sumitted to nidokidos by our friend
kish mehta


There is a story about a man who sold hotdogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hotdogs. His sales and profits went up. He ordered more meat and got himself a bigger and a better stove. As his business was growing, the son, had recently graduated from college, joined his father.

Then something strange happened. The son asked, ``Dad, aren't you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?'' the father replied, 'No, but tell me about it.' the son said, 'the international situation is terrible. The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times.' The man thought that since his son has been to college read the papers and listen to the radio, he ought to know and his advice is not to be taken lightly. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat and buns, took down the sign and was no longer as enthusiastic. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hot dog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly. The father said to the son, 'Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.'

-Many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment.

-A person may have high intelligence but poor judgment.

Choose your advisers carefully but your own judgment.