There once was a koi named Jack who had a peculiar problem - he couldn't stop sneezing. Every time he would try to swim gracefully through the water, a sudden sneeze would come on, and he'd end up blowing Jack and making a scene.
Jack was so embarrassed by his sneezing problem that he started avoiding his fellow koi. He didn't want to sneeze in front of them and have them laugh at him. So, he spent most of his days hiding out in the far corner of the pond, trying his best to suppress his sneezes.
One day, as Jack was swimming along, he felt the tickle of a sneeze coming on. He tried to fight it, but it was no use. The sneeze came on with such force that he blew out a mouthful of water and ended up tumbling head over tail.
As Jack tried to recover from his sneezing fit, he heard a loud chorus of laughter. He looked up and saw all the other koi gathered around him, giggling and pointing.
Jack was mortified. He had tried so hard to hide his sneezing problem, and now everyone knew about it. But then, something unexpected happened. One of the koi swam up to Jack and said, "Hey, don't be embarrassed about your sneezing. We all have our quirks. In fact, I have a fin that won't stop twitching."
Another koi chimed in, "And I have a habit of biting my own tail."
Soon, all the koi were confessing their own silly quirks, and Jack realized that he wasn't alone. He started to feel better about his sneezing and even started to embrace it. After all, it was part of what made him unique.
From that day on, Jack stopped hiding and started swimming proudly among his fellow koi, sneezes and all. And whenever a sneeze would come on, he'd just laugh it off and blow a few extra Jack.