Thursday, June 23, 2011

This story could also apply to us humans.

Desmond and Dobbin

Desmond, who was a real town dweller, drove his car into a ditch when out on the country roads. Luckily, a local farmer was passing by with his big strong horse called Dobbin.

He hitched Dobbin up to the car and shouted loudly, "Pull, Dolly, pull!" Dobbin didn’t move one inch.

Then the farmer yelled, "Pull, Robbie, pull." Still Dobbin failed to respond.

Once more the farmer commanded in a stentorian voice, "Pull, Ringo, pull." Again - nothing.

Then the farmer nonchalantly and quietly muttered, "Pull, Dobbin, pull." Immediately the horse easily dragged the car out of the ditch.

Desmond was very appreciative but also very curious. He asked the farmer why he called his horse by a different name three times.

The farmer whispered by way of reply, "Oh, Dobbin is blind and if he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn’t even try."


Anonymous said...

I suppose things like that happens. It does with people. Especially on modern cell phones -- I bet.

Arkansas Patti said...

We would all pull harder if we thought we had help.

Lady Di Tn said...

Old farmers cannot be beat as they are a breed apart. Peace

~Cheryl said...

I enjoy your posts so much and admire the fact that you are consistent. My posts come and go in spurts now that I'm done with the 365 challenge.

I wanted to share this creative news story with you; we got a kick out of it at our school. The Academic Dean and I proofread our graduation program very carefully and wonder if this would have made it past us .... probably not!) If you haven't heard about the Jack S. Hitte award, I hope this link gets you to the story