Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Mother's Day has come and gone at the blink of an eye. Now Father's Day is near. Let me remind you of an ancient story....

Once upon a time there lived an old man with his son, daughter-in-law and grand son in a land far far away. They lived happily together until one day.....

The old man was advanced in age and weak, and suffered from arthritis and the all the illness of old men.Besides, he had lost all his teeth and could not eat without any help. Every morning his son had to carry him out of his bed and his daughter-in-law had to bathe and mop him. His daughter-in-law even cleaned all the mess when he pissed and shitted on his pants, like what he cleaned up the mess of his son when his son was a tiny baby who had lost his mother during child birth.

This everyday job of cleaning up the mess created by the old man was an ordeal to the couples such that they discussed and came up with a solution which was overheard by their young son. They planned to dumped the old father deep in the jungle where tigers roamed.

Early the next morning they dressed up their old man and put him into a big basket and set up into their tricycle for the journey with their son tagging along. When they reached the interior of the forest where tigers abounded they alighted and dumped the basket with the load. As soon as they got ready for the journey back home their son asked in his most innocent voice, " Papa, you have forgotten to bring back the basket. I need that for you when you are old like grand pa."
His son's reaction struck him like a big thunder bolt from Thor.

The couples decided to bring back and look after their father. From that day onwards, looking after their father was a pleasure rather than an ordeal.