Probably an old one

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Keith Oates, 6 Feb 2008.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    but I hadn't seen it before and it made me smile so here it is:

    God created the mule, and told him, "You will be mule, working constantly from dusk to dawn, carrying heavy loads on your back. You will eat grass and you lack intelligence. You will live for 40 years."

    The mule answered, "To live like this for 40 years is too much. Please,
    give me no more than 20." And it was so.

    Then God created the dog, and told him, "You will hold vigilance over the dwellings of Man, to whom you will be his greatest companion. You will eat his table scraps and live for 30 years."

    And the dog responded, "Lord, to live 30 years as a dog is too much.
    Please, no more than 15 years." And it was so.

    God then created the monkey, and told him, "You are Monkey. You shall
    swing from tree to tree, acting like an idiot. You will be funny, and you
    shall live for 20 years."

    And the monkey responded, "Lord, to live 20 years as the clown of the
    world is too much. Please, Lord, give me no more than 10 years." And it
    was so.

    Finally, God created Man and told him, "You are Man, the only rational
    being that walks the earth. You will use your intelligence to have mastery
    over the creatures of the world. You will dominate the earth and live for
    20 years."

    And the man responded, "Lord, to be Man for only 20 years is too little.
    Please, Lord, give me the 20 years the mule refused, the 15 years the dog
    refused, and the 10 years the monkey rejected." And it was so.

    And so God made Man to live 20 years as a man, then marry and live 20
    years like a mule working and carrying heavy loads on his back. Then, he
    is to have children and live 15 years as a dog, guarding his house and
    eating the leftovers after they empty the pantry; then, in his old age, to
    live 10 years as a monkey, acting like a clown to amuse his grandchildren.
  2. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Good stuff!
  3. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    Oh Dear Keith :biggrin:. Your life must be Hell :ohmy: But never mind - hang onto the memories of those first 20 years :ohmy:
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    :ohmy: Haven't heard that one before, made me snigger! :ohmy:
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