One day the Jinn Aasha showed up at the teahouse and complained to Sisman Tuccar, “I can’t understand how you people in this world can spend all your time making hoops for each other to jump through. It seems absolutely senseless to me.”
Replied Sisman, “I’m not so worried about the hoops myself.  But I am concerned that the hoops seem to be getting smaller which is making it more difficult for me to squeeze through.”