The Donkey Attitude

Ok so this came as one of those forwards from one of Garry's aunts and I usually don't pay much attention to these things and it's sure to upset anyone who cares about animal rights, but I kind of liked the takeaway message here =)  Enjoy.

The Donkey

One day a farmer's donkey fell 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 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.

Moral of the story: 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.
11 responses
Basically... be an ass and you'll get out of all kinds of trouble?
@Tony: hilarious! :)
Hah yes Tony, that's exactly the point =P
The picture makes the story. Much better than just the text.
If i was that donkey, I would have taken a bite out of that farmer or waited till they were all asleep, set fire to their house and wait at the front door so when they tried to escape boot them back in and see if they learn a life story from thinking they could try and kill me and not expect retributions.

Falling into the well is one thing, but having life trying to kill your ass (pun very much intended) is another thing.

thanks for sharing, a real "uplifting" tale, ;)
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