When Bonhoeffer came back to where Lehmann was sitting, he was exasperated. "I failed the test! I have never failed a test in my life," he marveled.
Lehmann asked, "Did you slip the guy $5?" Bonhoeffer was stunned and shocked.
"A bribe?" he almost shouted. "I would never do such a thing!"
"Then, " said Lehmann, "you will never get a driver's license."
Bonhoeffer was determined that he would get it on his merits and not on a $5 bribe. So, he took the test again...and failed. "Slip him a five," was Lehmann's on-going counsel.
A third test was taken. This time, Bonhoeffer came out to Lehmann and exclaimed in triumph, "I passed the test!"
"Of course, you did," was Lehmann's calm reply. "I gave the guy $5 myself."
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