The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer
tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the
animal was old, and the well needed to be covered
up anyway, it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the
donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over
and help him. They each grabbed a shovel and began
to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and
cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he
quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer
looked down the well, and was astonished at what
As every shovel of dirt hit his back, the donkey did
something amazing. He would shake it off and take
a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to
shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it
off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was
amazed, as the donkey stepped up! over ! the edge of
the well and trotted off.
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.
The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off
and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping
stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by
not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take
a step up!
The donkey later came back, caught the farmer out in the field and kicked the shit out of him. Then he went over to each of his neighbors farms and kicked the shit out
of them too for helping.
The REAL Moral:
When you try to cover your ass, it always comes
back to get you.