Friday, February 18, 2011

Jimmy John's Wisdom

Wow, 2 references to Jimmy Johns in 2 days.  Pathetic?  Perhaps.
While their sandwiches rock and there really is no other reason to venture in to your local sandwich shop, their wall signs are entertaining.  We've eaten at the same location (which I hate to admit is about 45 miles from our house and anytime we are "in Atlanta" we make every effort to snag a sandwich) dozens of times but we've never noticed this sign.

For those of you that are Kenny Chesney fans (as a side note:  he is not my fave but he does have a few good songs; I like songs that tell stories) you may know this song:
The Life

The other night whilst feasting on our Slim 1 & #2 easy on the mayo we were mezmeriezed by the sign on the wall and I knew that I had to post both it (as well as a legible version on the story) and KC's song taken from this story.  Seriously chickadees, they both give me chill bumps.

How Much is Enough:
The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
The Mexican replied, “only a little while.”
The American then asked why he didn’t stay out longer and catch more fish?
The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs.
The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?”

The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life.”

The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat, and with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually, you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise.”

The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this take?”
To which the American replied, “15-20 years.”
“But what then?”

The American laughed and said that’s the best part. “When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.”

“Millions?” asked the fisherman, “Then what?”

The American said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evening, sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos!”
-Author Unknown

2 comments:

The Lawyer's Wife said...

I love some Jimmy Johns!!! I am a #6 hold the mayo. I am tempted to try it unwrapped one day ... but I do love the bread!

I love how they will deliver just one sub ... does it get any better than that?

Jen said...

Aww thanks for sharing!! Loving JJ too!

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