In a far away remote region of a country where there is no bicycles, cars, buses, or trains an old man gave ride to his young son on their donkey. They travelled together often to many places enjoying their quality time together. Travelling locally to do so many activities, selling fruits, vegetables and other items until one day an urgent need arose. It was important to meet the need so quickly they could not wait for the harvest season to sell their crops. So it was agreed to sell their beloved donkey by travelling to the next market town on a market day. They had to sell donkey for now so after harvest they can sell crops to replace the donkey. They went on the journey to the local market. At first the father walked and son rode the donkey.
Many people saw them after the last harvest season or two just a few distance from home. They were surprised how the little boy grew bigger than they last saw the family. So on the way, an interesting thing happened to the old man and his son going to sell the donkey in the local market. As they were going and walking alongside the donkey they met various people who made several contradictory comments to them. The first group of passers met along the way reprimanded both the old man and boy for not riding the donkey. This countryman passed them and said: “hey you what is the donkeyfor but to ride upon?”So the old man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way. As soon they passed by another group of people one of them complained and accused the father of spoiling his son by allowing him to take the ride while the older father walked so said: “See the lazy young boy, he lets his father walk while he rides the donkey.” They had to switch so the father instead rides the donkey while the boy walks.
So the old man ordered his boy to get off, and got on the donkey himself. Hardly had they gone any further when they also passed another group of people and they came under attack again. This time they were blaming the old man for riding the donkey and letting the boy walk on foot. So they complained and said to the others: “Shame on you a fit strong able bodied lazy old man freely enjoying the ride and letting a young weak boy walk on foot alongside you.” Now the old man decided they both need to ride donkey together to please other people. By the time they came into town the animal right campaigners offended for abusing a delicate beast, so people began laughing and pointing at them. The man stopped and asked what was so funny? They responded and said to them “You should be ashamed of yourself for overloading a poor donkey with a heavy weight combined of you and your son.”