Monday, March 26, 2007

Story of the Ant & the Grasshopper


Well this is just a forwarded message. But I found it so funny - had to put it online. Just to make it clear that this is not an attempt to criticize anybody personally! Have fun.


OLD VERSION STORY

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

The grasshopper thinks the ant's a fool and laughs & dances & 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.



MODERN VERSION STORY

The ant works hard in the scorching heat all summer, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving and calls for a Nepal Bandh with "Chakka Jaam (interrupt vehicle movement)" and lots of "tire burning" to protest this "Soshan (domination)".

Kantipur TV, Image TV and Nepal 1 TV 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. The nation is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so much?

The great Civil Society of Nepal steps in and stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house and a concerned group goes on a fast along with other grasshoppers demanding that grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.

Amnesty International and Ban Ki Moon, the eighth Secretary General of the UN, criticizes the Nepal Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the grasshopper many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt support to poor grasshoppers.

Immediately laws are tabled to prevent Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among ants and grasshoppers.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the "Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act [POTAGA]", with effect from the beginning of the winter.

The ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Nepal Government and handed over to the grasshopper in a ceremony covered by all TV and media.

Everyone hails it as "a triumph of justice and revolutionary resurgence of the downtrodden". Ban Ki Moon invites the grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.

End of the story of great justice done to the Grasshopper.



Seriously - no offense for anybody!


By the way there's this site called citesnepal focussing in wildlife conservation if anybody is interested. Ironically the banner in Maitighar with "Stop the Monkey Business" to prevent the export of monkeys in American labs for research has been torn apart. Someone from the monkey business perhaps tore it. Or some monkey who really wanted to go to the labs in USA tore it.

7 comments:

vin said...

I thought of black eyed peas album for monkey business. And yes .. even grasshopper can do 'Nepal Banda' these-days.

Franco said...

Howdy,

I come in peace from BlogExplosion Surfing :-). Just wanted to drop-in
and hey..nice story you got.

Cheers,


Franco

patrick said...

Greetings all - footprintsdownunder.com here great site I have to say, we will hopefully be helping the traffic along when we post a nice review and link back to this site.

Backpacking and travel is the best thing you can do, global work is becoming easier all the time. If you haven't got out their yet and seen the world then grab a backpack and get going.
No need to be a worker ant when you can be a green envy Grasshopper and bounce your way around the world.

Until we meet some ware.

have a b l o g g i n g good day.

tom said...

It's about time someone took the rights of grasshoppers seriously, hopefully we can start defending all insects from the chemical warfare farmers in the USA are using...theses WMD's are wiping out hordes of insect families

Hem Acharya said...

NO updates since long... busy?

vin said...

The ending of the story:

MANY YEARS LATER ... somewhere around in 2030:

Since then, the ants have sold their last remaining of whatever they had, borrowed some money and migrated to the US. Many of them started successful careers in some reputed US Companies and some started business of their own.

President Chelsea Clinton sent a letter of appreciation to migrant Nepalese ants for their contribution toward US economy.

Back in Nepal: people are celebrating, since the dissolved house has been recently reinstated after janandolan-8 and the "people's government" was formed... newly appointed Minister for education Gagman Thapa puts a garland around the statue of a martyr grasshopper killed recently in a "brutal" police shooting during police post attack…they observe a minute of silence and
vowed for "Super New Nepal"…..KMC truck is seen down the road collecting the remains of recently burnt tires

DZI BEADS said...

Wow THat, sgood story .....

thanKs