BUNNY AND THE SNAKE
upon a time, allegedly, in a nice little forest, there lived
an orphaned bunny and an orphaned snake. By surprising coincidence
both were blind from birth. One day, the bunny was hopping
through the forest, and the snake was slithering through
the forest, when the bunny tripped over the snake and fell
down. This, of course, knocked the snake about quite a bit.
'Oh, my,' said the bunny, 'I'm terribly sorry. I didn't
mean to hurt you. I've been blind since birth, so, I can't
see where I'm going. In fact, since I'm also an orphan,
I don't even know what I am.'
'It's quite OK,' replied the snake. 'Actually, my story
is much the same as yours. I, too, have been blind since
birth, and also never knew my mother. Tell you what, maybe
I could slither all over you, and work out what you are,
so at least you'll have that going for you.'
'Oh, that would be wonderful,' replied the bunny. So the
snake slithered all over the bunny, and said, 'Well, you're
covered with soft fur; you have really long ears; your nose
twitches; and you have a soft cottony tail. I'd say that
you must be a bunny rabbit.'
'Oh, thank you! Thank you,' cried the bunny in obvious
The bunny suggested to the snake, 'Maybe I could feel you
all over with my paw, and help you the same way you've helped
me.' So the bunny felt the snake all over, and remarked,
'Well, you're scaly and smooth, and you have a forked tongue,
no backbone and no balls. I'd say you must be either an
accountant, or possibly someone in senior management.'