The Rest of the Story…

The king wanted to go fishing. He called on the royal weather forecaster and inquired as to the weather forecast for the next few  hours.

The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the coming days,  So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen. On  the way he met a farmer on his donkey.

Upon seeing the king the farmer said, “Your Majesty, you should  return to the palace! In just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in this area”.

The king was polite and considerate,
he replied: “I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. And besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast I trust him.”

So, the king continued on his way. However, a short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally soaked and their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a shameful condition.

Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the professional. Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the  prestigious and high paying role of
royal forecaster.

The farmer said, “Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey’s ears drooping, it means with
certainty that it will rain.”

So, the king hired the donkey.

And thus began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in the government and occupy its highest and most influential positions.  The practice is unbroken to this
day and the Democrat symbol (Liberal, Progressive, Socialist, or what they call themselves today) was born.

Happy Monday… 😛


The Rest of the Story… — 7 Comments

  1. That has the ring of truth, right there. May not have happened exactly that way, but the result is the same.

    Unfortunately, we’ve started voting the asses into office, too.

  2. But the donkey actually did his job and was accurate in his predictions. Bit of a disconnect right there.