Thursday, 8 March 2012

Humor - Man & Animals

 I got this amusing story from www.TaxiUncle.com (Here) and I hope you find it amusing too.

"God created the donkey and said to him, “You will work unceasingly from sunrise to sunset, carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass, you will have no intelligence and you will live 50 years. You will be a donkey. ”
The donkey answered: ” I will be a donkey, but to live 50 years is too much. Give me only 20 years.”
God granted his wish.

Then, God created the dog and tell him, “You will be a dog. “You will guard the house of man. You will be his best friend. You will eat the scraps that he gives you and you will live 25 years. You will be a dog. ”
The dog answered, “Sir, to live 25 years is too much, please give me only 10 years.”
God granted his wish.

Later on, God created the monkey and said to him, “You will be a monkey. You will swing from branch to branch doing tricks. You will be amusing and you will live 20 years. You will be a monkey.”
The monkey answered, ” Sir, to live 20 years is too much, please give me only 10 years.”
God granted his wish.

Finally, God created the man and said to him, “You will be a man, the only rational creature on the face of the earth. You will use your intelligence to become master over all animals. You will dominate the world and you will live 20 years.”

Man responded, unsatisfied, “Sir, I will be a man but to live only 20 years is very little, give the 30 years that the donkey refused, the 15 years that the dog did not want, and the 10 years the monkey refused.”
God granted his wish.

And since then, man lives 20 years as a man, he marries and then spend the next 30 years like a donkey, working and carrying all the burdens on his back.

Later, when his children are away, he lives 15 years like a dog, taking care of the house and eating whatever is given to him.

And when he is old and retired, he lives 10 years like a monkey, going from house to house, from one son or daughter to another, doing tricks to amuse his grandchildren.

gosh...

2 comments:

Gintai_昇泰 said...

Yes. I read it some time ago when someone emailed me! Quite true also. Don't u think so? Lol!

James Lim said...

Hi, Gintai,

Yes, It's quite true in Singapore context, esp. if you're an old man who had walked the paths as described in the amusing story. But I don't feel sorry for myself. I live every new day to it's fullest and walks toward the dim light at the end of the tunnel with my head high and a peaceful soul.

By the way, I like your writing style in your blog, which I follow regularly. Bye.