A good, upright iPhone user is arrested for disturbing the peace and brought to jail. Once locked in his cell, he grabs the tall iron bars before him and immediately notices that when he cups his left hand around the steel, the bars become incredibly weak. In fact, the bars bend just enough to let anyone simply walk out of the cell.
The man calls the prison guard named Mac, telling him that even though the bars are higher than ever, they’re stunningly weak.
The guard gets up from his chair, glances at the bars, and tells the man that he’s getting all worked up because there’s no problem at all.
The honest prisoner insists, but for days the guard rebuts that he’s just holding the bars wrong.
Suddenly, two weeks later, the guard announces that there’s a problem with the bars and the next day an engineering team comes in to fix the cell.
A few more weeks pass, the crew finishes and leaves, and the prisoner notices that instead of being tall, the bars have been shortened enough to step across, and are barely stronger than before.
He calls the guard and explains that while the bars might be slightly better, they’re now way too low.
The guard looks him in the eye and says, “Maybe you’re standing in the wrong place.”