Who are politicians – Post tortoises

While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old farmer, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. 

Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders. 

The old farmer said, “Well, as I see it, most politicians are ‘Post Tortoises‘.” 

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post tortoise’ was. 

The old farmer said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that’s a post tortoise.” 

The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain. 

“You know he didn’t get up there by himself,

he doesn’t belong up there,

he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there,

he’s elevated beyond his ability to function,

and you just wonder what kind of idiot put him up there to begin with.”

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  1. It’s a bitter truth yet nobody gets to fix it. 😣 I wonder if it’s the tortoise’s fault or that “someone” who had put him there or is it the people’s fault?? It seems to be an infinite loop for me😒

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  2. Had many smiles after reading this.
    Never ending tensions of the day ,till now disappeared instantly.
    And the present state of affairs summarised in the last para
    “You know he didn’t get up there by himself,
    he doesn’t belong up there,
    he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there,
    he’s elevated beyond his ability to function”

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