A computer programmer didn’t show at work on Monday. After tree days of not having any news from him his colleagues started to worried and have decided to go visit his place to see what could happen.

After 30 minutes of ringing the bell and knocking on the door, they broke into his house and found him in a bath tub, sitting in cold water, staring at an empty shampoo bottle that he held in his hand. He not only didn’t reply any question his friends asked  him, but did not even notice their presence. He simply kept looking at the label on the shampoo bottle as if he were in a trance.

When his friends finally managed to force the shampoo bottle out of his hands,  they read the following instruction: “Pour a small amount of shampoo on a palm of your hand, work through wet hair. Rinse. Repeat.”


  • In life it is always beneficial to know where and when to stop.
  • No matter what you read and what you are told to do, never forget the precious gift of common sense.
  • Don’t get trapped in infinite loops. Always provide an exit condition.

Author: philipchircop

I'm a Jesuit from Malta, an artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. I believe that beauty is a wonderful entry into the mystery of the God “whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” God can be sensed in all things if and when we engage in a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us. I consider myself a seeker with bottomless curiosity, an eternal student of life, exploring fresh and creative ways to proclaim the Good News in the hope of helping fellow pilgrims and seekers to embrace real and radical changes that will lead to conversion and transformation.

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