In a small Italian town ,hundreds of years ago, a small businessman owner owned a large sum of money to a loan shark. The loan shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the businessman owner daughter.
He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owned him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman's daughter . Needless to say , this proposal was met with a look of disgust.
The loan shark said that " he would place two pebbles into bags, one white and one black."
The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped,but the loan-shark would then marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn't have to marry the loan-shark.
Standing on a pebble- strew path in the businessman garden, the loan-shark bent over and picked up two pebbles . While he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he'd picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag. Then he asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one . Daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done. 1. Refuse to pick a pebble frome the bag. 2. Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the loan-shark for ccheating . 3.Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowning it was black and scarifice herself for her father's freedom. She drew out a pebble from the bag,and before looking at it accidently droped it into the midst of ther pebbles.
She said to the loan-shark;
" Oh ,how clumsy of me.
Never mind , if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble i picked."
The pebble left in the bag is obviously black,and seeing as the loan-shark didn't want to be exposed ,he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father's debt.
It's always possible to overcome a tough situation throughout of the box thinking and not give in to the only options you think you have to pick.
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