For years these two great friends were neighbors. They laughed, played and sometimes even traveled together with their wives to fun destinations. It seemed that they shared everything. Even there homes were similar.
Bob was a gadget and tool collector. He had everything ever needed to repair or fix or make just about anything around the home.
John was handy. He was the Jack of all trades but not really the master of many. John was also the borrower. He never bought when he could borrow.
On a bright and beautiful spring Saturday morning, John went next door to Bob’s house to borrow the mower he’d used every Saturday for years. It was just past 9am and Bob and his wife were just getting round to their first cup of coffee when John knocked at their back screen door.
Bob went to the backdoor and there was his good friend John. Through the screen door John said, “Hey good morning buddy, can I borrow your lawn mower? It’s Saturday you know and time to mow the lawn.”
Bob hesitated a minute. He thought about what he was really hoping to do; spend time with his wife and suddenly said, “No, you can’t borrow the mower.” He started to step away from the door to be with his wife when John said, “Hey buddy, you always loan me your lawn mower. Why not?” [Read more…]