The Poodle & the Leopard
"Oh, oh! I'm in deep shit now!" thought the old poodle. Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settled down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard was about to pounce, the old poodle exclaimed loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?"
Hearing this, the young leopard halted his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror came over him and he slinked away through the trees. "Whew!", said the leopard, "That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!"
Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, decided he could put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he scurried, but the old poodle saw him heading after the leopard with great speed, and knew something must be up. The monkey soon caught up with the leopard, and spilled the beans. He quickly struck a deal for himself with the leopard.
The young leopard was furious at being made a fool of and said, "Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine! Now, the old poodle saw the leopard approaching with the monkey on his back and thought, "What am I going to do now?", but instead of running, the dog sat down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them. Just when they had crept close enough to pounce, the old poodle exclaimed "Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"
Moral of the story...
Don't mess with old farts...age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill! Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.
Thanks Gary, I needed that today!