"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Friday, November 22, 2013

Definition of a politician

Post Turtles


While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders. 



The old rancher said, "Well, as I see it, most politicians are 'Post Turtles'.''



Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.


Courtesy of TK once again... 

The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come
 across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."



The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain.

"You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb arse put him up there to begin with."



Best explanation of a politician I've ever heard.


2 comments:

  1. How very true; I'm not even laughing!

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    1. Me neither, Cro. Too close to the truth, I'm thinking.

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