Originally Posted by TaniaD
Ok I'll bite..what's the story of the old man, the boy and the donkey or am I going to regret this?
The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
A man, his son, and his donkey were on their way to market.
But, soon they met a man who told them, "What's the use of having a donkey if you don't ride on it?"
So, the father put the boy on the donkey's back and they went on.
When they passed by a group of men, one said, "That's boy must be too lazy. He rides while his father walks."
So, the father asked his boy to get off, and he rode on the donkey.
On the way, two women saw them, and one said, "What a shame for that old man to let the child walk!"
So, the father took the boy up to ride with him.
But passersby then began saying, "Poor little donkey!"
So, the man and his son got off. This time they got a bamboo pole, tied the donkey's feet to it and carried the ends of the pole on their shoulders.
Then people they met began laughing at them. They were on the market bridge when one of the donkey's feet got loose and began kicking.
The boy dropped his end of the pole. And the donkey fell into the water and was drowned.
Moral Lesson: "Please all and you please none."