time ago in ancient China a farmer went to market.
luscious pears to sell and was determined to ask a
very high price.
Once he had found a good place in the market, he
cried out: "Pears,
called attention to his goods, an old
approached him. He humbly asked to be given one of
the pears. The
farmer said: "Why should I give a pear to you?
You're as lazy as
anything and haven't done an honest day's work in
your life." As the
monk did not walk away but repeated his request,
the farmer became more
and more angry. He called him the nastiest things
under the sun.