1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:01,558 …meditation retreat joke. 2 00:00:01,558 --> 00:00:06,065 There's this person, he’s been on a meditation retreat for nine days. 3 00:00:06,065 --> 00:00:08,923 And you do actually find that people do actually slow down. 4 00:00:08,923 --> 00:00:11,955 You walk very slowly, you talk very slowly. 5 00:00:11,955 --> 00:00:14,984 Can you get much more mindful even picking things up? 6 00:00:14,984 --> 00:00:17,726 You pick it up and you notice all these amazing sensations 7 00:00:17,726 --> 00:00:20,807 when you pick things up or you put it down again. 8 00:00:20,807 --> 00:00:22,546 You do things very slowly. 9 00:00:22,546 --> 00:00:25,124 So after the nine day retreat fella went back to work, 10 00:00:25,124 --> 00:00:28,111 and he was working in Perth Zoo. 11 00:00:28,111 --> 00:00:30,017 And so when the head keeper saw him, 12 00:00:30,017 --> 00:00:34,040 you know, coming to work walking very slowly 13 00:00:34,040 --> 00:00:39,389 and mindfully, he thought ‘’What am I going to do with this guy today?’’. 14 00:00:39,389 --> 00:00:41,778 And so he thought he had this brilliant idea. 15 00:00:41,778 --> 00:00:46,958 He said ‘’I know! I'm gonna put you in charge of the tortoise enclosure.’’ 16 00:00:46,958 --> 00:00:49,609 (laughter) 17 00:00:49,609 --> 00:00:52,335 Obviously because tortoises go really slowly. 18 00:00:52,335 --> 00:00:54,393 So if you’ve been on a meditation retreat, 19 00:00:54,393 --> 00:00:56,597 if you're working at a zoo that's the best thing to do, 20 00:00:56,597 --> 00:00:58,476 you know – look after the tortoises. 21 00:00:58,476 --> 00:01:10,425 So he told the head keeper ‘’Yes. I. Will. Look. After. The. Tortoises.’’. 22 00:01:10,425 --> 00:01:17,326 And he walked very slowly and mindfully to the tortoise enclosure 23 00:01:17,326 --> 00:01:21,060 And at lunch time the head keeper decided to check up on him. 24 00:01:21,060 --> 00:01:26,038 And there he was, in front of the tortoise enclosure, with the gate open 25 00:01:26,038 --> 00:01:28,072 and all the tortoises had escaped. 26 00:01:28,072 --> 00:01:32,401 (laughter) 27 00:01:32,401 --> 00:01:35,420 When the head keeper asked “What happened??” 28 00:01:35,420 --> 00:01:49,646 ‘’Well.’’ said the meditator, ‘’I. Opened. The. Gate. And. Whoosh!”. 29 00:01:49,646 --> 00:01:57,562 (laughter) 30 00:01:57,562 --> 00:02:00,291 That's an old meditation teacher’s joke. 31 00:02:00,291 --> 00:02:01,330 (laughter) 32 00:02:01,330 --> 00:02:03,899 Because when you really go slow even tortoises whoosh! 33 00:02:03,899 --> 00:02:06,508 (laughter) 34 00:02:06,508 --> 00:02:08,701 So anyway…