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Friday, May 12, 2017

THE ANT & THE GRASSHOPPER, THE REAL STORY



I know it's true because I read it it the paper!!


In a field one summer's day a grasshopper was hopping about, chirping & singing & taking deep drags on a marijuana cigarette that he had found. An ant passed by, carrying with great effort an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
"Hey, man, come toke with me," said the grasshopper, "instead of schlepping that corn.”
"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the ant, "& recommend you to do the same."
"Why bother about winter?" said the grasshopper; "We’ve got plenty of food now & this is great Maui Wowee!!" The ant visited for a few minutes, then went on its way & continued its hard work.
When the winter came the grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger while it saw the ants distributing corn & grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for days of need or, barring that, to take the ants’ supplies.  Since he hadn’t prepared, he did the latter.  All the ants starved to death except one, who was unfortunately squashed under the boot of a passing hiker.

Moral: If you’re an ant & you visit with a grasshopper, don’t let him know where you live.


























----fishducky

 


19 comments:

  1. The carpenter ants made me laugh out loud and startle Angel, but he settled again quickly, he's getting used to this.
    So working hard and saving for the future is useless?

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  2. I hate ants...except for "The Carpenter Ants."

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    1. Make sure they're out of the room when you spray Raid!!

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  3. Oh yes I too liked "The Carpenter Ants"

    Your telling of these stories seem more realistic, much better than some old fable.

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  4. Grasshopper should have traded part of his doobie for munchies.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. How much of a doobie does a bag of chips go for?

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  5. Love that your stories aren't "basic fable". Good idea about keeping your address under wraps.

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    1. My stories aren't basic anything, except maybe insanity!!

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  6. What about us ants who worked and worked and never had anything to show for it--LOL! Well, at least I ended up a sickly, poor but happy grasshopper in the end. ;)

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    1. At least you're a LIVE grasshopper!!

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    2. Yes, a happy LIVE grasshopper. You betcha!! ;)

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  7. The entomologists! My son, The Pony, thought a MOTH was the same as a WASP. He would do that scaredy-dance when a moth fluttered around him.

    Let the record show that he DID have significant hearing loss in one ear when he was just turning 2, due to an ear infection that wouldn't clear up. So I guess he just couldn't tell the difference in the two words.

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  8. I remember being told this story but that the grasshopper was torn apart by the ants for attempting to steal.

    Huh.

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    1. It must have been a different grasshopper!!

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