When you’re a radical leader of progressive thought, like Guru, then you often feel the wrath of the less enlightened who think your ideas are ridiculous or even downright offensive.
Fortunately, Guru can rise above this as he considers himself a one-man think-tank (a think-tank with rocket-resistant armour and a 6mm machine gun of wit ready to scour his enemies with caustic bursts of sarcasm).
So he was ready for the worst when he received an e-mail entitled ‘Unmannerly’. But the message would baffle even the most obtuse of cogitators. Does anyone have any idea what this means? It is reproduced as received…
A wolf, meeting a big well-fed Mastiff with a wooden collar about his neck, asked him who it was that fed him so well and yet compelled him to drag that heavy log about wherever he went. “The master,” he replied. Then said the wolf: “May no friend of mine ever be in such a plight; for the weight of this chain is enough to spoil the appetite.” The rivers joined together to complain to the sea, saying: “Why is it that when we flow into your tides so potable and sweet, you work in us such a change, and make us salty and unfit to drink?” The Sea, perceiving that they intended
to throw the blame on him, said: “Pray cease to flow into me, and then you will not be made briny.”