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The Cocky Rooster Learned His Lesson

The Cocky Rooster Learned His Lesson

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Published by Charito10121959346
This is an allegory of a newly promoted employee whose promotion has gone to his head and made his ego swelled at the point of alienating himself from his officemates and friends. He soon learned the lesson of his folly.
This is an allegory of a newly promoted employee whose promotion has gone to his head and made his ego swelled at the point of alienating himself from his officemates and friends. He soon learned the lesson of his folly.

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Published by: Charito10121959346 on Feb 22, 2010
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I was having a vacation in my home provincewhere fruit bearing trees abounded, the likes of mango, coconut, star apple and more. It was veryinvigorating as I again inhaled fresh air, in contrastfrom the dreary and smoggy metropolis. It wasgood to be back from time to time to break themonotony of life and be refreshed.I was having a good time wandering in thenearby farm when I saw a rooster perched atop thetrunk of a felled tree, all alone by himself andlooking so forlorn. I asked the duck who washappily stomping in a little pond, why it was so andhe told me the story of a cocky rooster.The large farm was the dwelling place for different fowls like hens, ducks and geese. Therewere cows too who provided milk for the owner.Some time ago, those fowls were free to roam thewhole place and laid eggs wherever they may please. They’d come to the barn when the sun wassetting down and in the morning the owner wouldfeed them. They were happy and content the way itwas.
One day, the owner failed to come to the barnand feed them. One of the fowls, the rooster, took upon himself to lead, take a look at the house and tolearn what had happened. He found out that theowner had a heart attack and his son, Jose, would betaking charge of the farm. He also heard that theson will be building pens where they would becooped up so that he didn’t have to look all over thefarm for eggs. The rooster thought of the way howhe could avoid being locked in.Came dawn, the rooster flew and stood atopthe barn, with chest out and flapping wings hecrowed so loud that all those living in the farmincluding the owner were awaken. So when Josecame over to see what the commotion was all about,he was amazed at finding the rooster giving ordersto the fowls that all meekly followed.“All those which were ready to lay eggs hadto stay within the confines of the barn, others mayroam but only for a short time,the roostecommanded.Seeing this, Jose decided not to build the pensanymore. He would let the rooster took charge of them all which he successfully did. As a reward,the rooster received more feeds than the others.At first, the intention of the rooster benefitedthem all so they had no qualms at following his
orders. However, with the passing of days, theynoticed a change in him. He became very strict, laiddown several rules and that for every infractionmade there would be meted some form o punishment, which is being locked in the barn for five days or shall not be fed for a day.His belief that he was talented and importantto the farm made his head swelled to the point of alienating himself to all his friends. He became toococky that he thought of himself as the “know it all”rooster. One of his friends advised him to go slowand instead looked after their welfare. However, therooster rebuffed him and said it was about time togive those fowls some lessons so they’d learned totoe the line.His friend was surprised by his attitude thathe was no longer the amiable rooster he used to be.Before leaving, his friend gave him a partingremark, “Remember they are the hens you werewith when you were on the rise up and they are thesame hens you’ll meet when you go down.”The rooster did not heed the advice andcontinued running the farm the way he believed hemust.One day, a visitor came to the house andencouraged Jose to watch and join the cockfight at

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