< The Umbrella Man >
One day Jack`s wife was cleaning out a closet. " Look at all these umbrellas"
Jack`s wife said to him. "There are eight and they are all broken."
" l`ll take them to the umbrella shop and have them repaired," Jack said.
"They are too good to throw away."
Jack took the eight umbrellas to the shop and left them there.
" They `ll be ready tomorrow," the shopkeeper said. That evening Jack went
home from the office by bus, as usual. He sat next to an old woman.
She had an umbrella on the floor near her. When the bus reached his stop,
he picked up her umbrella and stood up. " Hey!" the woman said.
" That`s my umbrella." " l`am sorry," Jack said, giving it to her.
" l wasn`t thinking. Please forgive me."
The next day he collected the umbrellas from the umbrella shop and got on
the bus. As he sat down, a voice behind him said, " You have certainly had
a successful day!" He turned around and saw the woman whose umbrella he
had almost taken the day before.