Monday, January 29, 2007

It pays to own the right ticket

A man went on board a bus and asked for first-class ticket which cost more. After awhile, he found that everything was the same whether he bought first, second or third class. He was beginning to feel stupid and remorseful when the bus approached a steep slope. As the bus was going up the slope, it suddenly halted. It was unable to move up any further.

Then he heard the bus conductor said, “Second class, please leave your seats and come down. Third class, please come down and help to push the bus. First class, please stay in your seats.” Only then did he realize that he was smart after all.

The moral of the story: Its pays to own the right stock even though the benefits may not be apparent initially.