IF and WHEN were friends.

This particular Saturday when they met, WHEN sensed that IF was not in a great mood. Once they placed their order, WHEN questioned IF. “IF what is wrong with you? You don’t seem your usual cheery self?” IF looked at WHEN and replied, “I’m not sure, I just don’t feel like I am making any progress. This last week I saw a course I wanted to take if only I had the time to take it.”

WHEN knew exactly how IF felt. “Yeah,” replied WHEN, “I too saw a course and I am going to register when I get enough money together.” WHEN then said, “Well, what about that new job you were going to apply for. You were so excited about it last week, did you apply?” IF responded, “If my computer hadn’t broken down last week, I would have applied.”

“Don’t worry about it, IF, when you are ready another job will come through. I have been thinking about looking for another job also, but I will wait and when the weather gets nicer I will look then.” The man at the next table couldn’t help overhear WHEN and IF. They both were talking about when this and if that. “Excuse me gentlemen,” the man said. IF and WHEN both looked at the man and wondered what he wanted. The man continued, “I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help overhearing you. I think I know how you could solve your problems.”

IF smiled and thought, how could a complete stranger know how to solve all of their problems. If only he knew. When he realized the challenges they faced there was no way he could solve their problems! Curious, IF asked the gentleman, “How do you think you can solve our problems?”

The gentleman smiled and said, “It reminds me of an old proverb: ‘If and When were planted, and Nothing grew’.” —wow4u.com