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9/26/2010
The Croc and His Crock
A DeeSop Fable
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The Croc and His Crock

A DeeSop Fable

A crocodile inherited an earthenware milk crock. The crocodile was pleased with his inheritance but disappointed that the crock was not filled with shiny gold coins. He gazed at the crock then mused, "I will trick a cow into filling my crock with milk then I will establish a limited liability corporation to market the milk and use the money I earn to buy a rooster and several hens. My hens will lay eggs every day so I shall establish yet another limited liability corporation to sell the eggs for gold coins with which I shall fill my crock till it overflows. Then I shall use the excess coins to purchase many hand-tailored, three-piece, pinstripe suits made of the finest silks which will signify to the world that I am a successful, self-made crocodile. I will then cultivate lots of favorable political alliances and self-serving business partnerships that will enable me to parlay my empty milk crock into a first-class financial empire and allow me to rule this mucky swamp forever. I will stroll upright on my hind legs and all the lowly swamp creatures will marvel at my god-like stature and my reptilian righteousness!" Then, in an elated moment of jubilant celebration, he tossed the crock into the air and it fell to the ground where it broke into thousands upon thousands of tiny pieces.

Moral: Many are satisfied just to have a pot to piss in.



Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Article comment by: Francis Robinson

Red Skelton once spoke of the very poor snake that didn't even have a pit to hiss in. :-)

Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Article comment by: Interesting Scientific Croc Fact

An interesting scientific fact about crocodiles.

They are known to eat smaller members of their own species.

Which means they are cannibals.


Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Article comment by: Photographic Failure

Not nice at all Bonner. But at least 2 Public Square isn't the source of your frustration any longer. That was killer for what little business my mommy let me have.

Sincerely,

PF


Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Article comment by: L. McNiel

Dee,

I'm going to write your bosses so I can get you to stop drawing these mean cartoons about me again. My hair looks way better than what's on the crocodile! Get it right Bonner.

L.


Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010
Article comment by: Fox decision

The fox and the grapes story:

The fox decides not to eat the grapes because he believes (or pretends to believe) they are sour.

But in truth, the big, fat fox decided not eat the grapes because other animals were going hungry and he knew they needed the grapes more than he did.

Oh, if we only had more of THOSE kinds of foxes in our local government and power elite.



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