Did you ever here the story about the Lion, the Hippo and the Donkey. Most likely not cause it is not a very well known story at all.
So one day there was an unusual meeting of a Lion, a hippo and a donkey. Now if you know anything about any of these animals you will understand just how unusual it would be that they all meet. Sure a hippo and lion meeting up is quite normal as they are both South African animals but a donkey? Well it just seems a bit out of the ordinary right?
Well never mind the fact that they seem out of place to be meeting up together as these animals can talk. What talk? Yes talk. I am telling you it would be a pretty short story if they couldn’t!
So they are all met at a drinking hole in well, the location is not important. Then the Lion looks at the donkey and and says to the hippo “Hey check that out, a donkey!” The hippo replies yep. Pretty crazy if you ask me. What the hell is he doing here?” Overhearing the Lion and the hippo talking about him the donkey says to them “Eeee Orrrrr”. I mean that’s what donkeys say right? Sure but then he also said. He guys I am totally lost. I don’t know how I got hear, let alone where I am. Do you mind showing me where I can find a nice place to meet other donkeys?
The Lion and hippo were thinking to themselves. If we knew where any other donkeys were we would be eating them! Well actually that was just the Lion thinking that. The hippo did not have the same urge to eat donkeys as did the Lion. So the hippo said politely. “Look I have never seen any donkeys here before so not sure where you came from, but if I am correct this Lion over here would eat any donkeys he finds.”
The donkey then quietly stepped back and said “Yeah sure no worries guys. I’ll just be on my way then… Hey what is that?” He nudged toward the direction of behind the Lion and the Hippo as if to say there is something behind you. Of course both the Lion and the hippo could see that the donkey was nervous. Nervous cause he now realised the danger of the situation. If he stuck around any longer this seemingly harmless Lion could easily catch him and gobble him up.
But for some reason bot the Lion and the Hippo turned around after the Donkey made out that there was something behind them. Maybe it was the splash in the water from a stone that was dropped from a flying bird over head. Who knows. But there was a sound at the perfect time that the donkey needed for the Lion and the Hippo to turn around.
Was they saw that there was in fact nothing behind them the Lion and Hippo turned around again and the donkey was gone. It was quite uncanny how quickly he had disappeared.
The moral of the story? Don’t trust a donkey. Seriously!