Sleeping peacefully in a storm
(I tried to find the original writer of this story, but could not. Should anyone point me to the right direction, I will give credit to whom it is due. Also this is my own translation of the Finnish version of the story.)
Many years ago a young man came to ask for a job in a farm. The owner of the farm asked for his qualifications.
"I sleep peacefully even in a storm," the young man answered.
The farmer was puzzled by this reply, but the young man made a favourable impression and he decided to hire him.
After a few weeks, in the middle of the night, a great storm hit the farm. The farmer and his wife checked that everything was ok in the house. When they did this, they saw that all the shutters were closed and there was plenty of firewood piled next to the fireplace. They peeked into the young man's room and sure enough, he was peacefully asleep.
The farmer braved the weather and went outside. He saw all his tools had been carried inside the shed. His tractor was in the garage, the barn doors were carefully closed and animals inside were peaceful and safe. All was well.
Now the farmer understood the youth's mysterious comment when they first met. When he did his job carefully in fine weather, he was already prepared for the storm. And so, when the winds and rain came, he could sleep peacefully.