All across the kingdom, the news travelled quickly that the
Queen’s bell-ringer, who faithfully served the royal family for
decades, had passed. The Queen made the royal decree that she was
looking for someone to come and take his place.
The next day, a humble peasant was first in the long line of
applicants for the job. “My Queen,” he entreated her, “since I was a
youth, I have always wanted to serve our kingdom and the royal family
in this way. Let me be your bell-ringer, and I will serve in earnest
all the days of my life.”
The Queen appreciated the peasant’s words, but was puzzled. “My
humble servant, I have but one question: how can you serve the kingdom
as the royal bell-ringer? You don’t have any arms!”
The peasant smiled and said simply, “Take me to the tower and I
will show you.”
The Queen, her entourage, and the peasant climbed the steps of
the bell tower until they reached the top. The peasant looked over his
shoulder at the queen, “Behold!” And with that, the peasant ran to the
far side of the room, spun around and ran directly at the bell. Faster
and faster he ran then leapt, flew through the air, and–WHAM!–hit the
bell full-force with his face.
Stunned, the Queen hesitated. But, when she heard the bell peal
as never before, she told the peasant, “the position is yours.”
Weeks went by as the peasant served faithfully and punctually,
and always in the same way: he would run across the room, spin around,
charge directly at the bell, leap, and–WHAM!–hit the bell full-force
with his face.
Until, that is, one fateful morning when the peasant woke up
late. Certain he could still make it in time, he ran from his common
home, tore across the kingdom, scrambled up the tower, across the
room, spun, leapt and…missed the bell entirely! He instead flew across
the room, out the nearby window and plummeted a thousand feet to his
Having heard the commotion, the castle guards ran upstairs to
find the empty room. They looked out the window to find a crowd
gathering around the peasant’s body. The one guard looks at each other
and says, “My God–that poor man! Have you any idea who he is?”
Announcement1: Passengers of Flight no AXY1 are requested to proceed to gate no. 2 for security check.
The man starts proceeding towards gate 2.
Announcement2: A slight changed for Passengers of Flight no AXY1 . They are now requested to proceed to gate no. 6 for security check. Inconvenience regretted.
Since gate 6 was at the other end of the Airport the man turned back and started heading towards gate 6.
Announcement3 (10 mins after announcement 2) : Attention Passengers of Flight no AXY1 . You are requested to proceed to gate no. 2 for security check as per the initial announcement. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Man turns around again , angry and irritated and then starts moving towards gate 2.
As he starts nearing gate 2 another announcement comes up:
"A big thanks you to all the passengers of Flight no AXY1 for participating in the physical fitness program organized by the airlines"