|30 Aug 2004 @ 10:10, by Lydia Teo|
What do you do when you are in a desperate position Do you fight, curl up and cry or use your brain?
Well here's a story to help you decide.
A wealthy old lady decided to go on a photo safari in Africa. She took her
faithful pet dachshund along for company. One day, the dachshund starts
chasing butterflies and before long the dachshund discovers that he is lost.
So, wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction
with the obvious intention of having lunch. The dachshund thinks, "OK, I'm
in deep trouble now! Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and
immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the
Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dachshund exclaims loudly, "Boy,
that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here."
Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid-stride, as a look of
terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. "Whew," says the
leopar d. "That was close. That dachshund nearly had me."
Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree
figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection
from the leopard. So, off he goes. But the dachshund saw him heading after
the leopard with great speed, and figured that something must be up. The
monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal
for himself with the leopard.
The leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey, hop
on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine."
Now the dachshund sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and
thinks, "What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits
down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them
yet...and just when they get close enough to hear the dachshund
says......................"Where's that damn m onkey? I sent him off half an
hour ago to bring me another leopard!"
The Moral: Remember that if you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle
them with bullshit