Jude Mayne
Employee Relation,recruitment
Bibhu Prasad Das
Tna,training Mudule Design, Training Content
+6 Others

Pathan has a ----

One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus and drove of along his route. No problems for the first few stops- a few people got on, a few people got off and things went generally well.

At the next stop, however, a huge bulk of a Pathan got on, six feet five built quite like a wrestler. He glared at the conductor and said, " Pathan does't pay" and sat down at the back.

Conductor did not argue with the Pathan, but he wasn't happy about it. The next day the same thing happened. Pathan got on the bus and made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the next.

This grated the bus driver who started losing sleep over the manner in which the Pathan was taking advantage of the poor conductor.Finally the conductor could not stand the Pathan any longer. So! he signed up for a bodybuilding , Karat, Judo and all that good stuff.

By the end of that summer, he has become quite strong What's more, he really fellt good about himself. So!, on the next monday when the Pathan once again got on the bus and said" Pathan doesn't pay" the driver stood up and glared back at the Pathan and screamed, " And why not?"

With a surprise look on his face, Pathan replied " Pathan has a bus pass"

The moral of the story- Be sure there is a genuine Training and Development related issue before trying to work hard to solve it. And that seems true looking at a few topics coming up for discussion in our forum

Col(Retd) M E Fernandez

From India, Coimbatore
Dear Mr Mohammed,
The story can be used as an anecdote for "Problem Solving" , "Stress Management" and to some extent Personality development. thank you for it and very few acknowledge the original author/compiler.
Colonel Jude

From India, Bangalore
Mr.Mohammed with this we can say..........."before concluding we must see the fact" good one regards Akanksha
From India, Pune
its an awesum example of training and development scenario................keep up the good work going on..............
From India, Pune
dear sir ,
this is a fairly good example that how an experience can score over , in analysing the problem better than to start trying to solve it without getting into it....

From India, Jalandhar
Very deep insight into a number of things viz. Appearance misleading us leading to gap in communication, diffidence leading to misunderstanding and to top it all jump onto a plan of action without bothering to verify the facts. Its amazing how one simple story can give so much insight. Thanks a lot.

From India, Jalandhar
:-D Mr. Peer Mohamed, Your short story is really superb with sense of humor and a good message.
From India, Madras
Gud one Sir, Sure you woul hae come across such things in your long career.Keep sharing your knowledge. Ramesh Sundarajan.
From India, Bangalore
a very good story n a moarl for those who make decisions without analysis. can v have some more of them sir
From India, Delhi
Hi Sardarji
The story is nice and it has its messages - as I got it." Pathan does't pay" is well supported by " Pathan has a bus pass"; the anecdote corroborates the moral of the story- Be sure there is a genuine Training and Development related issue before trying to work hard to solve it.
But the story has created the scene of transformation of - a meak and mind , defenceless driver - capable of confronting a veritable giant that elicits the truth!
Things should be designed to act that way only.
Bibhu Prasad

From India, Bhubaneswar

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