There was once a young man who fished for sinensis. Risking his life to go to the bottom of the sea everyday, he got all the sinensis he could find. It took a whole day to get a full bag. Then ,at the end of each day, he went to the marketplace and carted his sinensis down the street. He parked his cart in his usual spot, next to the coal seller. Then, he started to yell,
” Selling sinensis! Here! Precious and rare sinensis!!”
But nobody came. It seemed that his neighbor, the coal seller was doing a fine job at selling his coal. Then, a young lady came up to him and said,
” How much are you selling this for?”
He replied,” $100 a piece. ”
“What? That’s way too expensive. Who would buy you’re sinensis?” Then, she stalked off.
The young man sighed. At the end of the day, the coal seller was sold out and had earned money. But, the lad didn’t. He didn’t even sell a piece.
That’s when he thought of an idea.
” Hmm.. If I sell coal, then I could make more money!”
So he went home, got the rest of his sinensis, and fried them until they looked black as coal. The next day, he went to the marketplace to sell them.
” Fresh Coal! For the cheapest price on earth!” he yelled.
When his neighbor the coal seller saw him, he shook his head and said,
At the end of the day, he sold out. He was incredibly happy, but he only made a few coins. An old man walked by and asked,
“So, how was the business today?”
“I fried the sinensis to make it look like coal, and I told everybody that it was coal. I got these few coins for it.”
” Crazy boy! You used valuable sinensis to sell it as coal! Something easy to find and not worth much! You weren’t paitient to wait for the right moment!”
He walked away, shaking his head. He had finally learned to be paitient.