"The Forecast"  
Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to go fishing.He called the royal weather forecaster and inquired as to theweather forecast for the next few hours. The weatherman assured him that there...was no chance of rain in the coming days.  
So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen. On the way he met a farmer on his donkey.  
Upon seeing the king the farmer said, "YourMajesty, 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 was polite and considerate, he replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. And besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him and I will continue on my way." So he continued on his way.  
However, a short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky. TheKing and Queen were totally soaked and their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a shameful condition.  
Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the professional. 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, it means with certainty that it will rain."  
So the king hired the donkey.  
And thus began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in the government and occupy its highest and most influential positions.  
And the practice is unbroken to this day...
"The Three Little Pigs" 
A 1st grade teacher was reading the story of the Three Little Pigs to her class. She came to the part of the story where the first pig was trying to gather the building materials for his home. 
She read. 'And so the pig went up to the man with the wheel barrow full of straw and said: 'Pardon me sir, but may I have some of that straw to build my house?' 
The teacher paused then asked the class: 'And what do you think the man said? 
'One little boy raised his hand and said very matter-of-factly .....'I think the man would have said - 'I'll be a sonovabitch!! A talking pig!'  
The teacher had to leave the room to regain her composure.
"Yesterday's Darling" 
Hugo Duncan - Irish 
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Ev & Els 
Sending you God's Blessings.