During this election season I can’t help but notice the crazed cycle of, “He said, she said”. It’s a web that weaves it’s way through our political system and our everyday lives. The old saying is: “One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.” It’s the nature of the beast to be a fault finder and in the process the one that finds the fault sometimes ends up with the proverbial egg on the face. It’s a lot like the story of the baker and farmer.
A baker in a little country town bought the butter he used from a nearby farmer. One day he suspected that the bricks of butter were not full pounds, and for several days he weighed them.
He was right. They were short weight, and he had the farmer arrested.
At the trial the judge said to the farmer, “I presume you have scales?”
“No, your honor.”
“Then how do you manage to weigh the butter you sell?” inquired the judge.
The farmer replied, “That’s easily explained, your honor. I have balances and for a weight I use a one-pound loaf I buy from the baker.”
What do you say? Let’s not be so quick to find fault today.