A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
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.