Weather: Warmer again today.
I forgot to mention football yesterday. The pic below is from Brother Mark’s house. I see Minnesota colors, at least one Packer shirt, but most importantly, a “Sleds of Anarchy” shirt from Bergland Bay Bar.
A Fishing Story
Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to go fishing.
He called the royal weather forecaster and inquired as to the weather forecast for the next few hours. The weatherman assured him that there was absolutely 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, “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 was polite and considerate, but replied: “I hold my palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. 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.
The King 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
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 weather 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 so began the practice of hiring asses to work in the government, and …occupy all its highest and most influential positions ….and which later became the official symbol for the Democratic party.
Thus ends your Bit Of Knowledge for today.