Received this from our mate Elmer today and I had to share it...
Three bucks are in a mountain meadow complaining. They've heard a rumor that a huge buck has entered their area, and they aren't happy about sharing any of their does.
The Alpha buck says, "You know, since we settled our differences and split up the does, I've been pretty happy with MY 30 does. I am not about to share any of MY does with this new buck."
The second toughest buck says, "Yeah, well I ended up with only 20 does, so I can't afford to share any of MY does."
The youngest buck says, "I may only be half as big as you guys, but I'm not going to give up any of My 10 does."
Suddenly the biggest, baddest buck they had ever seen appeared at the edge of the meadow. He must have weighed close to 375 pounds and with huge sweeping antlers. As the huge buck trotted towards the three other bucks the ground seemed to shake.
Suddenly the former Alpha buck is a bit more flexible, "Well, maybe I could spare a FEW does."
The second toughest buck says, "Maybe if I hide in the bushes, he'll leave me alone."
But the small, young buck is snorting, raking the brush and shaking his fledgling antlers in an extremely confrontational way.
Worried about the reckless youngster, the two older bucks trot over to the young buck and say, "Listen, son. It's not worth dying for. Just give the new buck your 10 does."
"He can HAVE my 10 does," replies the young buck, raking the brush and shaking his fledgling antlers again.
"I'm just making sure he knows I'm a BUCK!"
Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)