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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

#688 Can you dance?

Thanks, Vern P.

An old prospector shuffled into town leading an old tired mule.

The old man headed straight for the only saloon to clear his parched throat.

He walked up and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.

The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, have you ever danced?"

The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No, I never did dance... Never really wanted to."

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well, you old fool, you're gonna dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet.

The old prospector --not wanting to get a toe blown off-- started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied.

When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.

The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers.

The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.

The crowd stopped laughing immediately.

The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly. The silence was almost deafening.

The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels.

The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said, "Son, have you ever licked a mule's ass?"

The gunslinger swallowed hard and s aid, "No sir..... But... I've always wanted to."

There are a few lessons for us all here:

Never be arrogant.
Don't waste ammunition.
Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
Always, always make sure you know who has the power.
Don't mess with old men, they didn't get old by being stupid



Sandee said...

Yep, this sounds about right. Bwahahahahahaha.

Have a terrific day. :)

Skunkfeathers said...

He who laughs last, didn't waste his ammo ;)

Wanda said...

Good one! BTW I always enjoy your comments on Darlene's blog. You have a gift with words.

Peter said...

Ya gotta wonder about young gunslingers who... always wanted to kiss a mules ass!!!!

Merle said...

Hello Jack ~~ Good joke there, and the
lessons it taught us. Thank you so much for your concern- and I also googled leg pain, as well as the link you gave me.However I have the body scan results which showed I have a hairline stress fracture of the pelvis, probably from the car accident I had last year, and also I
have Bursitis in my hip and that seems to be where the pain comes from.
The new tablets (Endone) have been a
big help, but they make me very sleepy
and strange - will alternate with my
Panadol-osteo tabs.
I had to smile at you forgetting the garden gloves. I do things like that
sometimes. Take care Jack, with best
regards, Merle.