A tourist one day decided to visit Rome for a holiday and before the trip, she went to her hairdresser to get a perm. The hairdresser on learning that she chose Rome begun to tell her all the bad things that may happen if she goes to Rome.
“Your air ticket will be double booked,” she said and on arrival, “Do not be surprised if your luggage ends up in London instead as all airlines going to Rome provide very bad service.”
“Be careful with the taxi driver for he will probably take you for a ride and rip you off,” she continued.
She also warned the tourist that there is no guarantee on her hotel reservation and that room will probably be sold to others when she checks in. She then began to talk about how stupid and the time wasted by all the tourists as they waited for the Pope at the square on Sunday to hear him say mass.
“All you see is a small figure wearing a white robe. How do you know it is the real Pope?” She asked, “Maybe he is a fake.
The tourist went for her holiday and when she came back she visited the hairdresser again to wash her hair and the hairdresser began to ask her about her trip.
“Everything happened like you predicted.” said the tourist.
“My air ticket was double booked and because economy and business class was completely full, I was upgraded to a 1st class seat.”
“My luggage like you said ended up in London and the airline was very embarrassed that this happened so they gave me US$2000 to buy new clothes.”
“When I got out of the airport, I took a taxi and the driver drove me all over Rome because he was new and lost his way. When we finally found the hotel, he did not charge me and I saw a lot of Rome for free.”
“Like you said, I also had a problem with my hotel reservation and the hotel was fully booked and there was only one room left, the Presidential Suite. Guess where I was sleeping during my week in Rome?”
“I also made a visit to the square to see the Pope on Sunday. Do you know that the church has a policy where the Pope's assistant will select three people every Sunday and grant them a personal audience with the Pope? I was so lucky because I was one of the three selected. After the visit, I asked the Pope's assistant why I was selected and you know what he said?” He said, “Out of the so many people, your hair has the worst perm, so I selected you.”
A great story to use to remind new distributors to be ready for discouragement by others especially family, freinds, collegues etc especially when the people doing so are not even successful themselves. Eddy Chai.