THE OLD MAN AND THE KEY
A young boy once came upon an old man stooped over in a field. When questioned as to his purpose there, the old man said he was looking for a key. The key, he said, would open a chest filled with riches and great wealth. The young boy began searching for the key also. The boy's father happened by, and after making similar queries concerning the old man's quest, also began helping to find the key. A few local villagers came upon the scene; and swiftly were also engaged in pursuit of finding the key. After many hours of searching, the boy's father asked the old man, "Are you sure this was the field you lost the key in?"
The old man replied, "No. I lost the key somewhere in my house."
Incredulous, the father inquired, "If you lost the key at your house, why are we all searching for it in this field?!?"
To which the old man retorted, "There aren't any candles at my house; it's much too dark to look for it there."