Larry, a computer programmer for a consulting group, had designed some software for a large account. He asked John's help in putting it into operation.

    At first, Larry handled most of the work. Eventually, though, he asked John to help with the last phase of the training.

    When John sat down with one woman and told her he would be showing her how to make changes to the files, she sighed with relief.

    "I'm so glad you're teaching me instead of him" she said.

    Surprised, John said that his colleague was far more experienced than he was.

    "Yes," she said. "But I feel much more comfortable with you. I get nervous around really intelligent and smart people".
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  • Helicopter Crash A helicopter carrying passengers suddenly looses engine power and the aircraft begins to decent. The pilot safely performs an emergency landing in water, and tells the passengers to remain seated...
  • Household Chores One afternoon a man came home from work to find total chaos in his house. All three children were outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers thrown all about the front yard..
  • Helpful Neighbor A man is in court. The Judges says, "on the 3rd August you are accused of killing your wife by beating her to death with a hammer, how do you plead?"
    "Guilty," said the man in the dock...