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The Ant & The Grasshopper....Then & Now....

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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OLD VERSION ~ THEN

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances

and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Control your destiny, be responsible!

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MODERN VERSION ~NOW

The ant works hard in the withering heat all

summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and

laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and

demands to know why the ant should be warm and well fed

while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, and ABC show up to provide

pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his

comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the

sharp contrast.How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor

grasshopper is allowed to suffer?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and the audience

cries when they sing, "It's Not Easy Being Green."

Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that

the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call

for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair

share.

The EEOC drafts the Economic Equity and Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his

retroactive taxes and his home is confiscated by the government.

Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a

defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a

panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed.

The ant loses the case.

The ant disappears in the snow.The grasshopper is found dead. The house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote.

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A third possibility:

The ant goes to the grasshopper one chilly fall day and says, "You know, I've got way more than enough to get us both through the winter. Here's your share.

You can play your fiddle for me, and next summer we can work together and put up plenty for us both. That will give me some time to play too."

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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Awesome ending Spacenurse. If we could all live in peace and harmony like that what a wonderful and blessed world it would be.

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A third possibility:

The ant goes to the grasshopper one chilly fall day and says, "You know, I've got way more than enough to get us both through the winter. Here's your share.

You can play your fiddle for me, and next summer we can work together and put up plenty for us both. That will give me some time to play too."

Sooooooooo, instead of enjoying the fruits of my labor, I should give it to someone who sat on their butt and expects a hand out?! :angryfire

Next summer he won't work any more than he did this summer. Why should he? It is probably someone else's fault that he can't work and he is the victim in all this. That is the moral of the story.

Maybe this seems harsh. :uhoh21: I know that you are only suggesting that we open our hearts and pocketbooks for the less fortunate, which I do regularly. I just wanted to point out that the grasshopper isn't less fortunate, he is lazy.

Reading over this, I think I may be overreacting to a joke....... :rotfl:

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