A Royal Pain In The Ass November 7, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Joke.
Once upon a time a king wanted to go fishing. He called the royal weather forecaster and asked for the weather forecast covering the next few hours. The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the coming days.
So the king went fishing.
On the way, he met a farmer on his donkey.
Upon seeing the king the farmer said, “Your Majesty, you should return to the palace at once because in just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in this area.”
The king’s response was polite but firm.
“I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him and I will continue on my way.”
The King got soaked!
So did the farmer and his donkey.
Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the weatherman at once!
Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the prestigious and high-paying role of royal forecaster.
The farmer said, “Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey’s ears drooping, I know it will rain.”
So the king hired the donkey.
And so began the practice of hiring asses to work in government and
occupy its highest and most influential positions.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Source: E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)