Saturday, February 3, 2001
N E T P I C K I N G


What am I?

Once upon a time, in a nice little forest, there lived an orphaned bunny and an orphaned snake. As a surprising coincidence, both were blind from birth. One day, the bunny was hopping through the forest when the bunny tripped over the snake and fell down, also knocking the snake about quite a bit.

"Oh, my," said the bunny. "Iím terribly sorry. I didnít mean to hurt you. You see, Iíve been blind since birth, so I canít see where Iím going, and, in fact, since Iím also an orphan, donít even know what I am."

"Quite okay", replied the snake. "Actually, my story is much the same as yours, as I am also blind since birth, and also never knew my mother. Tell you what, maybe I could slither over you, and figure out what you are."

"Oh, that would be wonderful," said the bunny.
So the snake slithered all over the bunny, and said, "Well, youíre covered with soft fur, and you have really long ears, and your nose twitches, and you have a soft cottony tail. Iíd say that you must be a bunny.

 


"Oh, thank you! Thank you!" cried the bunny in obvious excitement. "Maybe I could feel you with my paw, and help you the same way you helped me." So the bunny felt the snake all over, and said. "Well, youíre scaly and slick, you have a forked tongue, and no backbone. Iíd say you must be a politician or an attorney."

(Culled from the Net by Sunil Sharma)