Think before you speak

By Admin on 10-08-2017

A man was caught stealing a bag of onions and was taken before a judge.

The judge gave him a choice of three punishments: eat the onions he had stolen at one sitting; submit to a hundred lashes of the whip or pay a fine.

The man thought that eating the onions was not a bad idea. He began eating them confidently enough, but after eating a few, his eyes began to burn, his nose started running and his mouth felt as if it were on fire.

“I can’t eat the onions,” he said. “Give me the lashes instead.” Still he did not want to loose the money.

But after he had received a few strokes he began to turn and twist to avoid the whip.

“I can’t bear it!” he screamed, “I’ll rather pay the fine.”

So he paid the fine and was let off, but he became the laughing-stock of the city for having taken three punishments for the same crime.

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