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Jan 9, 2011

இ The Tortoises

A tortoise family decided to go on a picnic. The tortoises, being naturally slow about things, took five months to prepare for their outing.

Finally the tortoise family left home looking for a suitable place. During the second month of their journey they found a place ideal for them at last!

For about six weeks they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic basket, and completed the arrangements.

Then they discovered they had forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed.

After a lengthy discussion, the youngest tortoise was chosen to retrieve the salt from home.

Although he was the fastest of the slow moving tortoises, the little tortoise whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell. He agreed to go on one condition: that no one would eat until he returned. The family consented and the little tortoise left.


Three months passed and the little tortoise had not returned. Five months...six months... then on the seventh month of his absence, the oldest tortoise could no longer contain his hunger.

He announced that he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich. At that point the little tortoise suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, 'See! I knew you wouldn't wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt.'

Moral of the story: Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our expectations. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we do not do anything ourselves.

Author unknown..tQ to Linda Tan.

EM Banana dancing

36 Bunchesஇ:

[SK] said...

wow, this is a very good story huh.. sounds foolish of the tortoises but then really sophisticated in the moral of the story..

[SK] said...

i agree there are a lot of such people, who are expecting things done for them, and most of the time taking granted about things too.. that's not good yeah??

Lily Riani said...

agree. weird but true.

wenn said...

it's so true..people tend to expect that way.

CH Voon said...

OMG! this is really waste time.

Wait other to live up our expectation, i think it is better we do it ourself. Don't waste time!

Franky said...

good story! you have a very fun blog here!

eugene said...

By then again, the other tortoises were at the mercy of the little tortoise,right? if they were to do it on their own, probably they would not have fallen for the prank, right?

Have a great week ahead ya

suituapui said...

Love the cartoon. Ya...young people! Many are like that - most unreliable...

Alice Law said...

now we get it and that tells why tortoise has longer life span! Muahahaha!

Hey bananaz, have a nice day to you!

Alice Law said...

Anyway... I still have to salute the tortoises' patience and endurance lar, lol!

Ai Shiang said...

What a good lesson! I normally cannot trust people with their jobs. Ends up me doing it myself most of the time.

Casendra said...

Ahahaha... a good one! man I think i'm going to murder the little one if i ever wait and suffer tat long and end up he just do nothing but hiding to check if we hold our promises... grrr...

Nice sharing, good lesson! :)

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

ohmy! in d end the little tortoise never back home. :/ but true also la the moral of the story. sigh

reanaclaire said...

So.. dont wait.. do what u got to do.. time is precious!

mNhL said...

what a lovely story. Time is really precious. If only I'm 16 today....sigh! hahaha......

Small Kucing said...

wait not what you can do today

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

aha! A very good story. Please share more of moral values stories. I always love them.

Bananazஇ said...

[SK] இ Story has added salt and vinegar exaggerated and agree lots of 'em adopt a wait and see but does nothing.

Lily Riani இ Need to be weird to get that effect haha.

wenn இ people take things for granted

Bananazஇ said...

CH Voon இ Well some people do have the time to wait and they can simply sit and wait..haha.

Franky இ tQ for slipping by and your kind words. Do leave a peel often.

eugene இ the older tortoises miscalculated and got the wrong young punk to do the job thinking he would be much faster than the rest not knowing that punk never had trust but wasted so much time indeed.

Bananazஇ said...

suituapui இ Yeah some people are not reliable and responsible and very adamant to prove they are always right and caused so much problem to the team.

Alice Law இ The seniors do have endurance and patience most importantly they kept their promises.

Ai Shiang இ The seniors trusted the young tortoise but he did not trust the seniors. True, most of the times we rather do things ourself and have to let go to trust someone else.

Bananazஇ said...

Casendra இ Haha you got it fast 'murder' the little one eh for causing all the fiasco and spoiling the picnic.

Caroline இ the little one caused lots of trouble by hiding behind the tree haha.

reanaclaire இ Right On! Just Do It..

Bananazஇ said...

mNhL இ Time is precious if only the little one knew about the importance of time and just get on with what he is supposed to do things would have been better.

small kucing இ time is money..what a waste by the little one huh!

willie a.k.a reptoz இ Glad you like it shall post more in future. Bananaz would just do it instead of hiding behind banana tree haha.

jam said...

Very nice story with good meanings. We got to live our own life than concerned about others too much.

bluedreamer27 said...

wow... i didn't expect to get such a wonderful lesson from it...

bluedreamer27 said...

this is so true... i do sometimes expect things to happen that way...
makes me feel so guilty now haha

Bananazஇ said...

jam இ tQ have to move on in life just do it right?

bluedreamer27 இ feeling guilty eh haha.

Autumn Belle said...

If that group of tortoises belongs to the army tasked to defend the country, then the whole batallion will die in hunger because of the ignorance/selfishness of a silly little tortoise. And even upon death, that silly fella would still not know why he died. Bless them all!

Bananazஇ said...

Autumn Belle இ Now every blogger wants to murder the little tortoise and boil soup haha..

Netster said...

good story!

I ahve to admit the little turtle is an ass. LOL

Bananazஇ said...

Netster இ Netster or the Jongle? So you are waiting for the tortoise soup as well hehe. ~;).

JamieDedes said...

Bravo! Well done ...
Hadn't read this one before.

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Arghh - people & people's expectation always so hard to please, rite:-D

Bananazஇ said...

JamieDedes இ tQ have fun

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE இ live and let live haha

Glennis said...

You have so much wisdom.

Bananazஇ said...

Glennis இ Not written by me from an email and add on bit here and there tQ

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