Friday, October 20, 2006

Lulu adapts an Aesop Fable - The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant works hard in the heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks he's 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 either dies out in the cold, or begs and receives humiliating charity from the ant he teased.


A version adapted to whatever you want to think
The ants work hard all summer, producing products and services, such as in manufacturing, farming, and transportation. Grasshoppers laugh and dance and play all summer, without producing anything.
Come winter though, the productive ants are hungry and shivering, while the unproductive grasshoppers are warm and well-fed! How did this happen?
Easy: the grasshoppers own the land, they are sons of the soil. The hardworking ants are only pendatangs. They merely live on it and work on it. They should be appreciative that the grasshoppers allow them to live here. The grasshoppers collect rent from the ants. This is part of their entitlement, their "hak". Do not mistake it as a privelege. It is an entitlement. Leave the field if you're not happy with this.
What can the ants do? But seriously, what can the ant do? This field is his home. It's the only one he knows.
So, he continues to toil for the grasshopper.
The grasshopper continues to laugh and dance.
and everybody is happy?

btw, an adaptation of The Malay Male's Ultimate meme question#3,
How much wood would PakLah chuck if PakLah could chuck wood?
The entire Malaysian cabinet.

1 comment:

lucia said...

good adaption there, lulu, good adaption.