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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Wise Old Woman Who Lived In a Cave

People came to the wise old woman who lived in a cave. She solved their problems; they paid her well.
One day, the taxman came. “You’re wise. You can pay.”
She smiled. “If I’m so wise, why do I live in a cave?”
The taxman left.

If you don’t know what this is about, read here.

Update
Read Rahul Bhatia's 55 word story of childhood love (unfortunately, no permalink).

Update 2
Read Gaurav Subnis's 55 word story of unnatural job satisfation, (I'm not so sure that it would be so unusual though).

8 Comments:

  • :-)))

    nice. Perhaps I should go and live in a cave, and see if any one pays me....

    By Blogger Sunil, at 9:57 AM  

  • Hi Sunil
    I got the punchline of this story from an old cartoon. It was Bullwinkle. I loved watching that as a kid and I was pretty young -maybe 6 or 7. In one episode Rocky and Bullwinkle (the heros) to for help to the wise man who lived in a hole in the ground. After he helped them, the narrator mentioned something about the wise man and the wise man looked at the screen and addressed the narrator: "I don't know. If I'm so wise, why am I living in a hole in the ground?"

    Somehow that stuck me as immensely funny and profound at the same time. I never forgot it.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 10:15 AM  

  • Michael, good one! your cave woman sounds like one of our wise (and usually stinking rich and phony) god men!
    sitto to what sunil has said :)

    By Anonymous Charu, at 10:30 AM  

  • Michael, good one! your cave woman sounds like one of our wise (and usually stinking rich and phony) god men!
    ditto to what sunil has said :)

    By Anonymous Charu, at 10:30 AM  

  • Interesting! But what surprises me is that IT men have become so active these days that they are even after cavemen ? Did that women possesed PAN card?

    By Blogger sandy sinha, at 11:16 AM  

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  • Hi Charu and Sandy
    Thanks for the nice comments.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 12:50 PM  

  • Be more original.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:59 PM  

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