Mineral Water

We were in the middle of a feast when somebody discovered a bottle of mineral water couldn't be opened. He went ahead with a few more attempts until his face turned red hot. Everyone on the some table was smiling and laughing away.

Feeling slightly ashamed, the man passed the bottle to a good friend who looked more macho. You could see the strong and powerful muscle, and his confident smile. He tried with good posture, trying to twist open the bottle cover with as little strength as possible. Everyone paid extra attentions to him, holding their breath. Few tables nearby started to turn around showing much interest. Few minutes later, the man too was sweating away and breathing heavily. He finally gave up.

Everyone was laughing heartily and jeering at one another. The bottle was then passed around to nearby tables but apparently no one could open it.

Feeling rather ashamed at the crazy bottle, we decided to put it aside and concentrated on the programs at hand. Few people who were still not satisfied with their performances continued to try. Nonetheless, brutal strength was not the answer.

Then we discussed the various techniques and angles to open it, when out of no way a non-teaching staff came forward to receive his prize. He was a groundsman tending the beautiful gardens of the school. In one breath he opened the bottle cover with a broad smile; not even a sweat!

Everyone was amazed at his skill and started to clap their hands. It must be a wonderful moment for our friend, who just smiled away humbly and sheepishly.

As I think back the whole episode over and again, I realize that his ability is not just a coincidence, but is indeed a talent that must have taken him much time and effort to perfect.

God has bestowed us with various great talents. But when our talents are not developed and utilized, they slowly disappeared... Imagine.... we cannot even opened the cover of a mineral water bottle.

Much will be lost if we continue to take things for granted and live as we like, without any serious consideration of what we can do with our talents to contribute towards the well being of the world.


  Oscar Gecko

May 20, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Great post... It reminds me of David and Goliath... the little twerp against the monster... how could the little guy win? He did.

Keep up the good works...


May 23, 2009 at 3:11 AM

What kind of minerals were in that water?


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May 26, 2009 at 11:36 PM

Human has no satisfaction, though they are successful and everything is with them, they still trying to have more. The bottle of a mineral water is a thing that giving us realization in every individual persona. Well, not all educated person, good looking person could acquire those especial talents, they look good because of their professions. Behind it, they have own weaknesses. While the gardener shows here that he has a great talents to share. In front of those professionals, he made them realized that being a low profile, he is bestowed a great skills to share and appreciate.

Thanks for sharing yeokee..
I am glad that I have a time now to stay, read and comment in your nice articles. God bless.