Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Boy Who Cried Wolf: A Metastory

Once there was a boy who wanted his whole family to see him in a play.

One day the town's theater put on a production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, which was to play for three nights. The boy auditioned for the part, but he didn't get the lead role. He got a position as understudy in case the boy who played the lead role couldn't make it.

One day, as a practical joke, he told his family that he will be playing the lead role in the play The Boy Who Cried Wolf that evening. His family was delighted, and they all went down to the theater that evening. When they found out that he wasn't the lead role, he laughed at them. They were all angry at the boy, but he said it had all been a good joke.

The same thing happened the next evening. The boy told them he was the lead, the family went to see the play, and they found that it wasn't true. Once again they were angry at him.

The next evening, which was to be the last evening of the play, the boy was run over by a car and died. No one liked the boy, so they all ditched the funeral and instead went to see the play.

It was great.



Nathaniel Todd said...

How delightful!

Where do you come up with this stuff? Regardless, please do keep it up!

Yehuda Berlinger said...

Thanks, Nathaniel.