A morality tale, or 'who pinned the donkey with this tale?'

by talesin 7 Replies latest social humour

  • talesin

    One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.

    The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out whatto do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway. It just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

    He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

    A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel
    >of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

    Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.

    Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

    1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
    2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
    3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
    4. Give more.
    5. Expect less

    OK -- Enough of that crap . . .

    The donkey later came back and bit the shit out of the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected, and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.

    When you do something wrong and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

  • Frannie Banannie
    Frannie Banannie

    ROFL, Talesin! Very funny!

  • czarofmischief

    And the donkey, because he was truly spiteful, had a JW funeral for the farmer...


    luvya tal

  • talesin

    I luvya, too, czar! ;)

    glad you liked it, frannie, and in that spirit, bttt!

  • talesin

    bttt, come on peeps, this is funny!

  • seeitallclearlynow

    It's all great talesin - all the different aspects of it!

    Enjoyed it very much.

  • Xena

    I'm glad you added the twist at the end....I was beginning to lose some respect for the donkey, smart as it was

  • talesin

    siacn, glad you liked it, hehe, I had a good laugh over this one.

    Yes, I loved the ending too, Xena.

    Must fess up, though, a friend sent it to me! I didn't make it up. heheh

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