Lifted from my mentor’s blog.
A butcher watching over his shop is really surprised when he sees a dog coming inside the shop. He shoos him away. But later, the dog is back again. So, he goes over to the dog and notices it has a note in its mouth.
He takes the note and it reads “Can I have 12 sausages and a leg of lamb, please? The dog has money in its mouth, as well.”
The butcher looks inside and, lo and behold, there is a ten dollar note there. So he takes the money and puts the sausages and lamb in a bag, placing it in the dog’s mouth. The butcher is so impressed, and since it’s about closing time, he decides to shut the shop and follow the dog.
So off he goes. The dog is walking down the street, when it comes to a level crossing the dog puts down the bag, jumps up and presses the button. Then it waits patiently, bag in mouth, for the lights to turn green. When the light turns green, the dog walk across the road, with the butcher following him behind.
The dog then comes to a bus stop. The butcher is in awe as the dog stops a bus by pulling its left leg up and gets in it. The butcher follows the dog into the bus. The dog then shows a ticket which is tied to its belt to the bus conductor. The butcher nearly fainted at this sight. The dog then sits near the driver looking outside. As soon as the stop is in sight, the dog stands and wags its tail to inform the conductor. Then, without waiting for the bus to stop completely, it jumps out of the bus and runs to a house
The dog opens the big iron gate and rushes inside towards the door. As it approaches the wooden door, the dog suddenly changes its mind and heads towards the garden. It goes to the window, and beats its head against it several times, walks back, jumps off, and waits at the door. The butcher watches as a big guy opens the door, and starts abusing the dog, kicking him and punching him, and swearing at
him. The butcher became angry and walks up to the guy.
“What in heaven’s name are you doing? The dog is a genius. He could be on TV, for the life of me!
The guy responded: “You call this clever? This is the second time this week that this stupid dog has forgotten to bring along the house key.”
Moral of the story
You may continue to exceed onlookers expectations but shall always fall short of the boss’ expectations.
It’s a dog’s life after all….. A smart dog, but still only a dog.