Bill was a 40-year-old cloth vendor. He sold various types of clothes in neighbor towns and villages. His donkey helped him to carry the cloth bags.
One day, He took his 15-year-old son along with him to a nearby town. The donkey carried two bags and all the clothes were sold out. Both father and son were happy. After having a huge business and lump sum profit, Bill was happily returning home with his son and his donkey.
They were exhausted and all three of them walked extremely slow on their way home.
Two men saw the extremely tired three, and they spoke to themselves. "See they are all very tired and sleepy. Why doesn't anyone of them sit on that donkey? They are obviously fools."
The father and son heard the conversation about them and son asked his father to sit on the donkey.
The father agreed and sat on the donkey. After a few minutes, an old man saw Bill on top of the donkey and yelled at him, "Hey look at your wearied boy, why don't you let him sit on the donkey!"
Bill made his son sit on the donkey and they continued their journey for another while. A stranger shouted at Bill's son, "Hey are you too young to walk? You made your old daddy walk behind you? Get on the ground now!"
Bill and his son were bewildered and frustrated. Both of them decided to sit on the donkey. The donkey, therefore, was unable to walk after carrying such a burden on its back.
Another man saw this from a distance and rushed toward them. He shouted at the father and his son, "Are you mad? How the donkey can carry you both? Don't you know how to walk? How dare you to hurt this poor animal?"
Bill and the boy were stunned and speechless for quite a while. Because the only option left, was to carry the donkey on their back.
Alice: Let's stop and look at the souvenirs at the gift shop.
Becky: What kind of souvenirs are you looking for?
Alice: When visiting a foreign country, I usually like to bring back a special snow globe or T-shirt for my family.
Becky: What types of things do they like?
Alice: My brothers like sports, and my sisters like artful buildings.
Becky: I think these things are kind of overpriced.
Alice: Some gift shops charge more than others, so it pays to shop around.
Becky: That's right, why don't we try checking prices a little farther away from the tourist section?