I came across this on Linkedin recently and thought is was well worth sharing, and is a salutary lesson for all those organisations that think anyone over the age of 45 is past it!
A ship engine failed, no one could fix it.
Then they brought in a man with 40 yrs. on the job.
He inspected the engine carefully, top to bottom.
After looking things over, the guy reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer.
He gently tapped something.
Instantly, the engine lurched into life.
The engine was fixed!
7 Days later the owners got his bill for 10k.
‘What?!’ the owners said ‘You hardly did anything. Send us an itemized bill. ”
The reply simply said Tapping with a hammer. $2 Knowing where to tap? $9,998
Don’t Ever Underestimate Experience