A man from Lu tried to enter the City Gate carrying a long pole.|
First, he held the pole upright, but the pole could not pass through the gate.
Then he held it horizontally; but it still could not pass through. He was stumped.
By and by an old man came along and said to him, "I am not a Saint; but I have a lot of practical experience. Why not cut the pole in two at the middle?"
So the man cut the pole in two at the middle.
-Han Dan Chun,
Wei, Three Kingdoms