Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Bush Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived with a horrible, wicked stepmother and her two nasty stepsisters.

They made her work her butt off. It was awful.

Then a prince showed up. He said "I will save you!"

And he did. He sent his knights to the house. They drove out the stepmother and stepsisters. And everyone agreed that was a good thing.

Unfortunately, along the way, the knights also destroyed the house, cut off the electricity, wrecked the plumbing and left the poor girl exposed to the elements. Because the house was gone, lots of nasty types in her neighborhood started lurking about. She tried to keep them away, but it was hard, because with no electricity and no water, her faithful watchdogs were thirsty and cold. The prince tried to help by sending knights to stand in her house, but he only sent one knight at a time. So when electricians showed up, they got mugged by the nasty types.

A few years later, the prince came by to see how the girl was doing. Her house was still a shambles. She was feral and angry-looking. His knights were valiant but could only fend off the bad people - they didn't have any way to help the watchdogs, who were even more tired and thirsty than before.

The prince looked around angrily and said "It's time for you to take responsibility for your own house." and walked out.

The end.


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