"The guidance counselor came to our class. She had each of us take a little tube of toothpaste and squeeze it out on a plate. Then she told us to put the toothpaste back into the tube."So what did you learn from that story?" I asked.
While we were doing this she told us a story about a man who said all kinds of bad things about the rabbi. When he went to the rabbi to apologize he asked the rabbi what he could do to make it up to him. The rabbi told him to take a feather pillow and rip it open and let the feathers fly all over. So the man did, and then he went back to the rabbi. The rabbi told him to collect all of the feathers that had blown all over. The man said he could never do that and the rabbi told him that was the lesson."
GoofGirl grinned, "While she was talking, I got half the toothpaste back in the tube."