A professor was travelling from Sokoto to Kontagora in Niger state.
Somewhere between Jega and Yauri in Kebbi state one of the tyres in the front wheel of his car removed and went into the bush.
Because he wasn’t speeding due to the poor state of the road, he and the car didn’t suffer any injuries or damages but the bolts holding the tyre got lost.
He traced the tyre into the bush and recovered it. For more than an hour the professor stood beside the car not knowing what to do.
Unknowingly to him a mad man was by the roadside observing him from the beginning of his ordeal.
The mad man walked to the Professor and asked “did the tyre remove?”.
The Prof was frustrated and began to wonder how this man could ask such a question after watching the whole incident from the word go.
Lackadaisical, the professor answered just for peace to reign, “yes”.
Again the mad man asked, “and you don’t know what to do?”
Again the professor got angry but still composed himself and answered… “obviously cos if I did I wouldn’t be here stranded for over an hour”.
The mad man then said to him, “are there not six bolts on the other three tyes?”. The prof answered, “yes”
The mad man then said; “what if you remove one from there, another from there and another one from there making three, wouldn’t it hold it for you?”.
The Professor was short of words to answer and tears began to roll down his cheeks, he couldn’t believe a mad man’s brain and idea could save him, a professor, from a difficult situation.
Don’t look down on anyone in life. The one you think is least in rank compared to you might just be your life saver.
There is always some sense in every nonsense idea. Its only left for you to dig it out and make the good of it! Humility is the key!