There is only one gas station in one of my friend's neighborhood. And it is an unusual one.
When we fill up, the gas comes out of the nozzle very slowly, drip by drip. In fact. it is so slow that it takes more than an hour to pour one gallon of gas.
But the owner of the gas station is a very generous person. He doesn't accept any money for the gas he provides. Instead, he asks the customer to help him doing his chores during their wait.
The capacity of my friend's tank is ten gallons. So, in order to fill up his tank, he stops by the gas stations early in the morning and waits for more than ten hours. During the waiting time, he cleans the dishes, sweeps the patio and cooks for the owner. Sometimes he has to follow other instructions that doesn't have any meaning or significance.
However, when his tank gets completely filled up, it is already dark outside and he doesn’t have enough time to do what he was supposed to use his car for.
Does this story sound familiar to you? Isn't this the story of most of us?
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.