An Open Door
Think of the gambler who is in
the midst of a long dry spell in Las Vegas.
Eventually he gambles away all
his money and has to borrow a quarter from another gambler just to
use the men's room. He finds a stall that happens to be open and
pockets the quarter.
When he goes back onto the floor,
he puts the quarter in a slot machine and hits the jackpot. He
takes his winnings and goes to the blackjack table and turns that
money into $1 million.
Wealthy beyond his wildest
dreams, the man goes on the lecture circuit, where he tells his
incredible story. He tells his audiences that he will always be
eternally grateful to his benefactor, and if he ever finds the man
he will share his fortune with him.
After months of speaking, a man
in one audience jumps up and says, "I'm that man. I was the
one who gave you the quarter."
"Yes, I remember you well,
but you aren't the one I'm looking for," the speaker says.
"I mean the guy who left the door open!"