March 08, 2004


I received this story from one of my friends, and I'm sharing it here.

This is the online diary of President Khatami's official site, which has been censored and removed from his site these days due to the big volume of abusive and foul language that people have used to write him online.

Once upon a time a wealthy man was driving his beautiful car from the village where he lived to a city. While driving he saw a poor man on the road walking to the city. so he stopped and gave the poor man a ride. while they were going towards the city they saw a pile of shit in a corner. suddenly the rich man told the poor man if you eat from that shit I will give my car to you! the poor man jumped out of the car and ate the shit!
The rich man who never expected this to happen had to give the car to the poor man although against his will.
When they were returning, the rich man was thinking to himself, "what the heck I did!, I lost my car" and the poor man who was ashamed of himself was thinking "what the heck I did, I ruined myself!"
When they got back to the same point where the shit was, the poor man who was really upset, pulled over, and told the rich man that if you eat from the same shit I will return your car. The rich man who was really regretful and upset of loosing his car rushed to the shit and ate it all!
The poor man who didn't want to change his word, gave the car back to the rich man.

When they were getting near to the village, the poor man looked at themselves and asked the rich man, "When we were leaving the village the car was yours, now that we are returning it is again yours, so why did we eat the shit?"

Mr. Khatami why did we vote?!...

what do you think about the story! :)

Posted by Shauheen at March 8, 2004 12:07 PM


I'm not sure if the story is really relevant to what has been going on in our country for a while and don't want to get into it now. However I'd love to have a chat about it when we meet.... but very interesting story, made me laugh! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: shady at March 8, 2004 08:07 PM

Maybe now we know how shit tastes like :-)))

But actually I agree with Shady. Was voting as difficult as eating shite?

Posted by: ????? at March 9, 2004 10:12 AM

dear????? I think that the question is not how difficult eating shit is, but what difference eating shit makes. Just want to clarify my point. Am I wrong?

Posted by: shady at March 9, 2004 06:53 PM

well, to tell you the truth, I also wanted to see how others would interprete the metaphoric aspect of this story, cause I've still doing the puzzle.
If voting is in simile for eating shit, then what does the flow of the story state? is the rich man khatami and the poor man people who voted?
BTW, I'm concluding that maybe this was not totaly the point!!
I mean maybe the reader was not supposed to dig into the words and the metaphors!
afterall, at least it made me laugh too :))

Posted by: shauheen at March 9, 2004 08:04 PM

Well, let's put it this way:

The shit: voting in elections that were not
completely democratic (even the 6th
Majlis) was not one.

The rich: Khatami and the whole Reformist camp

The poor: those who voted, in the 6th elections
(but most of them refrained from
voting in the 7-th.

Posted by: Bahram at March 14, 2004 09:56 PM