The Old Man, The Boy and The Donkey


The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked.  As they went along, they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding.  The man and the boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.

Later, they passed some people that remarked, “What a shame, he makes the little boy walk.”  The man and the boy then decided they would both walk.

Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride.  So, they both rode the donkey.

Now they passed some people that shamed them by saying how awful it was to put such a load on a poor donkey.  The boy and the man said they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey.

As they crossed a bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and the donkey fell into the river below and drowned.

The moral of this story: If you try to please everyone, you might as well kiss your ass goodbye.