Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
I went into a 24 hour Starbucks around 2 am in the morning. Asked for a free bag green tea from the guy. "We don't give out free drinks, he said" I took my free ice water and left. The dumb Zen in me expects the tea to be always ready. I think, that's the rule. The tea is always ready. But not for free, not today. Oh well, the next day I bought a green tea latte and was on my way. Who cares.