Eating grass

ÁÎ×Ó¹â Henry C.K.Liu ¹ù¤l¥ú hliu at
Fri Aug 4 08:50:34 MDT 2000

This story is incomplete.

Here is the ending:

Then the rich man said: "but all of you would have to clean my house and cook
for my family and wash the dishes and clothes in return for my kindness.  I can
guarantee you and your children grass to eat as long as the sun shines, but you
must let me rent you out to my other rich neighbors and not make separate
arrangements with them, otherwise you will destroy your own job security."

The two poor families were very happy that they were so luck and they realized
that their good fortune was a reward from their devotion to God.

The next day, another poor family who heard about the good deal came and wanted
in.  The two poor families banned together and chased them away, killing two of
the 10 children of the intruding family in the process. They justified their
actions to their own children by telling them that the intruding family did not
believe in God and therefore deserved the punishment.

The rich man nods in approval as he returns from market with grass insecticide.
  But he laments the intolerance of the poor.


Louis Proyect wrote:

> One afternoon, a wealthy employer was riding in the back of his limousine
> when he saw two men eating grass by the road side. He ordered his driver to
> stop and he got out to investigate.
> "Why are you eating grass?" he asked one man.
> "We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.
> "Oh, come along with me then."
> "But, sir, I have a wife with two children!"
> "Bring them along! And you, come with us too!" he said to the other man.
> "But sir, I have a wife with six children!" the second man answered.
> "Bring them as well!"
> They all climbed into the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as
> large as the limo. Once underway, one of the poor fellows says, "Sir, you
> are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you." The businessman
> replied, "No problem, the grass at my home is about two feet tall."
> Louis Proyect
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