A person used to work as sales manager in a multinational company. With his savings, he built a luxurious house outside the city. Being out of town, area was somewhat deserted.
Man started living in his new house with his wife and children. He would leave early in morning and return late in evening.
Seeing such luxurious house in a deserted place, a group of thieves planned to steal there. Before theft, they started going around house to take stock of activities of his house.
On the very first day, thieves noticed a strange behavior of manager. After coming home, he first went to mango tree in his garden started taking some thing from his office bag one by one and put it somewhere under tree.
With manager’s back towards thieves. they couldn’t see what manager took out of bag and put it under tree. So, they guessed it must be something valuable.
One night, thieves ambushed manager’s house when everyone in house was asleep.
They entered house by climbing wall and went straight to tree in garden. Without wasting any time they started looking for thing that manager was hiding there but even after searching a lot, they found nothing. Exhausted, they returned.
Next day again they sat near house hiding. When manager came back from office, thieves saw him. Like previous day, he first went to that tree and took out something from bag and started putting it under tree then went inside house.
After lights of house were off, thieves again went over wall and started searching for things which manager had hidden there. But yet again they didn’t find anything.
For few days, this happened. Manager would come home and keep something under mango tree and thieves kept on searching near mango tree every night.
Thieves got upset that how manager hide those things that even clever thieves like them were not able to find them. Now, curiosity of knowing this secret arose more than stealing for thieves.
Finally, one day, to satisfy their curiosity, thieves reached manager’s house to meet him. They went at his house on Sunday and rang bell.
Chief of thieves greeted manager and said, “Sir, please don’t feel bad. I wanted to ask you one thing. We are thieves. For past few days, We were planning to steal at your house.
We saw everyday that you come home in evening and put something under mango tree but even after many efforts we couldn’t find those things. We are all restless to know, what you hid that we were not able to find”
Manager laughed and replied, “I don’t hide anything there. You guys misunderstood.”
Chief of thieves said, “No No. We have seen it, Every evening you take something out of your bag and put it under tree. You hid something there.”
Now, manager got serious and said, “I am sales manager in a multinational company. There work pressure is very high, due to which there’s lot of tension.
In any case, target has to be met. For this, there is always argument with colleagues. You have to listen to taunts of customer and face boss scolding. Mental stress is so much that even after coming home, it stays.
Earlier, my family had to suffer unnecessarily due to my bad mood because of work stress.
But when i moved to this house. I thought that i would keep atmosphere of this house peaceful. I will never bring office stress in home.
That’s why after coming home, i first go to tree and put all my stress there one by one.
Amazing thing is that by next day, half tension had disappeared. Whatever little is left i take it with me. But then when i come home in evening, i leave tension near tree. ”
After listening manager, thieves understood secret of tree. They couldn’t succeed in stealing but did get a great lesson in life.
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