Mr. and Mrs. Flea

A flea decided to move with his family into the ear of an elephant. So he shouted, “Mr. Elephant, sir, my family and I plan to move into your ear. I think it only fair to give you a week to think the matter over and let me know if you have any objection.”

The elephant, which was not even aware of the existence of the flea went his placid way. So, after conscientiously waiting for a week, the flea assumed the elephant’s consent and moved in.

A month later Mrs. Flea decided the elephant’s ear was not a healthy place to live in and urged her husband to change their residence to a buffalo’s foot. But she insisted that they should stay in the ear for another week at least so as not to hurt the elephant’s feelings.

Finally Mr. Flea put it as tactfully as he could: “Mr. Elephant, sir, we plan to move to other quarters. This has noting at all to do with you, of course, because your ear is spacious and warm It is just that my wife would rather live next door to her friends at the buffalo’s foot. If you have any objection to our moving, do let me know in the course of the next week”. The elephant said nothing. So the flea changed residence with a clear conscience.

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