In a small town, there lived a man known for his constant complaining. He would grumble about everything, from the weather to his neighbors.
Frustrated with his negative attitude, the townsfolk decided to approach a wise elder in the village for advice. They explained the man’s constant complaining and asked for a solution.
The elder, a person of few words, handed them a small box. “Give this to him,” the elder said.
Curious, the townsfolk presented the box to the complaining man. As he opened it, a fly flew out and buzzed around him. Startled, he swatted at it, trying to shoo it away.
The townsfolk, puzzled, returned to the wise elder and asked, “What is the meaning of this? How does it help with his complaining?”
The elder calmly replied, “Inside that box was the world’s only complaint-eating fly. You see, every time he swats at the fly, he forgets what he was about to complain about.”
The townsfolk burst into laughter, realizing that sometimes a humorous approach is the best way to address constant complaining.