The late king of my community had ten wild dogs.
He used them to torture and eat any of his
servants who made a mistake. One of the
servants gave an opinion which was wrong, and
the king didn’t like it at all. So he ordered that
the servant be thrown to the dogs.
The servant said, “I served you for ten years, and
you do this to me? Please give me ten days
before throwing me to those dogs!”
The king agreed.
In those ten days, the servant went to the guard
who looks after the dogs and told him he would
like to serve the dogs for the next ten days. The
guard was baffled but agreed, and the servant
started feeding the dogs, cleaning for them,
bathing them, and providing all sorts of comfort
When the ten days were over, the king ordered
that the servant be thrown to the dogs for his
punishment. When he was thrown in, we were all
amazed to see the ravenous dogs only licking the
feet of the servant!
The king, baffled at what he was seeing, said,
”What has happened to my dogs?”
The servant replied, “I served the dogs for only
ten days, and they didn’t forget my service. Yet I
served you for a whole ten years and you forgot
all, at my first mistake!”
The king realised his mistake and ordered the
servant to be set free.
This post is a message to all those who forget
the good things a person did for them as soon as
the person makes a mistake towards them. Don’t
put out the history that is filled with good
because of a mistake you don’t like.
Hope I made sense?