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The Mousetrap..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    In my email and just stated what I was thinking...

    A mouse looked through the
    crack in the wall to see the
    farmer and his wife opening a
    package. “What food might this
    contain?” He was devastated to discover
    it was a mousetrap.

    Retreating to the
    farmyard, the mouse
    proclaimed the warning.
    “There is a mousetrap in the house,
    there is a mousetrap in the house!”

    The chicken clucked and scratched,
    raised her head and said “Mr. Mouse, I
    can tell this is a grave concern to you,
    but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot
    be bothered by it.”

    The mouse turned to the pig and told
    him, “There is a mousetrap in the house!”

    The pig sympathized but said, “I am so
    very sorry Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing
    I can do about it but pray. Be assured
    that you are in my prayers.”

    The mouse turned to the cow who said,
    “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you.
    But it’s no skin off my nose.”

    So the mouse returned to the house, head
    down and dejected, to face the farmer’s
    mousetrap alone. That very night a sound
    was heard throughout the house like the
    sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

    The farmer’s wife rushed to see what
    was caught. In the darkness the wife did
    not see that it was a venomous snake
    whose tail the trap had caught. The
    snake bit the farmer’s wife.

    The farmer rushed her to the hospital
    and she returned home with a fever.
    Now everyone knows you treat a fever
    with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer
    took his hatchet to the farmyard for the
    soup’s main ingredient.

    But his wife’s sickness continued, so
    friends and neighbors came to sit with
    her around the clock. To feed them, the
    farmer butchered the pig.

    The farmer’s wife did not get well. She
    died; And so many people came for her
    funeral the farmer had the cow slaughtered
    to provide enough meat for all of them.

    So next time you hear that someone is
    facing a problem and think that it doesn’t
    concern you, remember that when
    one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

    We are all involved in this journey called
    life. ......
    We must keep an eye out for one
    another and be willing to make that
    extra effort to encourage one another.

  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

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