The ship’s engine had malfunctioned, rendered helpless in the face of the repair challenge.
They brought in an experienced mechanic, a 70-year-old, who carefully inspected the machine several times. Without much hesitation, he grabbed a hammer and precisely struck a specific spot on the engine. With the master’s magical touch, the engine came back to life.
However, when the ship owner received a bill of 10,000 euros, he felt extremely dissatisfied. He decided to confront the mechanic and demand a detailed explanation for such a high amount.
The mechanic calmly responded:
“Hammering with a hammer – 2 euros, knowing where to hammer – 9,998 euros.”
At that moment, the owner realized that experience is invaluable and that the skill of the mechanic was crucial in solving the problem.