The Jacket And The Clever Old Man – An Important Lesson !!!

motorcycleOne day a police officer was on his mission to investigate a case to the village. He had his jacket on and started his journey on his motorcycle. The buttons of the jacket were very loose and the wind kept blowing his jacket away. It was very difficult for the police officer to control his fast moving bike and at the same time button his jacket which kept opening due to the strong wind. After a long and wearisome journey he decided to do something about it. He stopped his motorcycle and wore his jacket backwards (with the buttons going back side so no wind would disturb him).  The officer was very proud with his ability to think instantly, and was such a man who would boast in front of others about his actions.

On his journey he came across a muddy region. It had rained continuously for 3 days. The region was really bad for riding motorcycle, but as the officer believed himself to be one of the best motorcycle riders in the city, he thought nothing could stop him and so he rode into the dirt. As he was riding through, he lost control of his motorcycle and fell with his motorcycle on top of him. All the idle villagers came running to the scene to see what had happened and help the person in any way they could if not to loot the victim.

All strong men lifted him and took him to a safe place and laid him down. Out of nowhere a very old man in the village came to the scene and cried loudly “This man is badly injured. Look at his neck it is turned to the opposite side (i.e. his hands and feet were facing north while face was facing south)“.  Urgently, something has to be done to save the man’s life the old man cried.

So the same strong men who had taken the officer to safe place were called again and told to do the first aid until the village car arrived. They all held the officer strongly and intact and turned the officer’s neck to look the same direction as the hands and the legs. Little did they know they were actually killing the officer.

It was too late when the village car arrived. The officer died on his way to the hospital.

If it wasn’t for the old man’s fast judgement, the officer could not have lost his life.

Moral: Don’t be in a hurry to judge people and the situation. The way you perceive things might not be the reality. So take time to observe and understand things before arriving to conclusions. It could be at times dangerous with worst results. Be very careful with fast decisions.

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7 Responses to The Jacket And The Clever Old Man – An Important Lesson !!!

  1. mohnooh April 18, 2014 at 10:50 PM #

    But a good moral. .

  2. mohnooh April 18, 2014 at 10:49 PM #

    Old story

  3. Shakil November 17, 2013 at 12:51 PM #

    Sorry this is an old joke here as people currently wear their raincoats back to front when on their moto.
    Anyway the morale of the story holds good.

  4. Ahsan November 17, 2013 at 1:33 AM #

    This isn’t a moral story. I heard it as a sardarji joke and instead of the clever old man, it was a sardarji!
    And this comment has no offense to any group. Just wanted to remind the moderator not to post any story and add a moral.

  5. Zafar Iqbal November 16, 2013 at 1:18 PM #


    How odd!

    Sorry I could not resist laughing at someone else’s discomfiture!

    Another moral would be to NOT behave in an over-smart and arrogant way as the Police Officer did!

    • sharif123 November 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM #

      Agree with you

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 19, 2013 at 10:53 AM #

      That’s a good moral. I was waiting for someone to point that out in the comments. Glad you did Mr. Zafar 🙂