DON'T CRY OVER SPILT SOUP
An old Chinese farmer was walking along the road with a stick across his shoulder. Hanging from the stick was a pot filled with soy bean soup. He stumbled and the jar fell off and broke into pieces. The old farmer kept going, unperturbed. A man rushed up and said excitedly, "Don't you know that you jar broke?" "Yes", the old farmer answered. "I know, I heard it fall." "It's broken; the soup is gone - what can I do about it?" he asked.
extracted from "Management Thoughts" by Promod Batra, Golden Book Centre Sdn Bhd, reprinted 1995