The Choctaw asked their Chief in autumn, if the winter was going to
be cold or not. Not really knowing the answer, the chief replies that
the winter may be cold and that the members of the village were to collect
wood to be prepared.
Being a good leader, he then went to the nearest phone booth and called
the National Weather Service and asked, "Is this winter to be cold?"
The man on the phone responded, "This winter was going to be quite
So the Chief went back to speed up his people to collect even more wood
to be prepared. A week later he called the National Weather Service
again, "Is it going to be a very cold winter?"
"Yes," the man replied, "its going to be a very cold
So the Chief goes back to his people and orders them to go and find
every scrap of wood they can find. Two weeks later he calls the National
Weather Service again and asks "Are you absolutely sure, that the
winter is going to be very cold?"
"Absolutely" the man replies, "the Choctaw are collecting
wood like crazy!"