S has been serving time for 20 years already. He recounted that while on vacation he had taken a ride with a taxi driver that was annoyed all the time due to traffic jams and for being late. Saliman smiled and tried to persuade the driver that there is no point in getting angry and that he should calm down. The driver retorted, “what good will it do if I calm down, is it going to unclog the traffic jam?”
S replied, “no, the traffic congestion will not loosen but perhaps the blockage inside you will”.S did manage to soothe the driver, and the driver started looking for other options to solve his problem of being late to pick up another customer.
The driver was surprised by how a inmate has managed to help him. S felt it was the only workshop (and he participated in many throughout his 20 years in prison) that laid stress on stopping rather than doing.