The strong young man at the construction site was bragging
that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a
special case of making fun of one of the older workmen.
After several minutes, the older worker had had enough.
“Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?”
the old man said. “I’ll bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that building that you won’t be able to wheel back.”
“You’re on, old man,” the braggart replied. “Let’s see your strength.”
The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then nodding to the young man, he said, “All right. Now get in.”
Sometimes an egoistic young person who insults an elder needs to be taught a lesson in a cool and ingenuous way. The virtues of being well-mannered, courteous and polite are lacking among many young ones today ... is this due to our modern rat-race and materialistic society?