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Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Morals to a Story 

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to 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 each grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried piteously. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quiet downed. A few shovel loads later, the farmer looked down the well, and was astonished at what he saw. As every shovel of dirt hit his back and dropped to the bottom, the donkey did something amazing. He would shake off the dirt remaining on his back and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed, as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the
well and trotted off.

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


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(O.K., enough of that drive! .... The donkey later came back, caught the farmer out in the
field and kicked the shit out of him. Then he went over to each of the neighbors'
farms and kicked the shit out of them too for helping.

The REAL Moral: When you try to cover your ass, it always comes back to get you!)

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