Here is a nice fable by Aesop, the ancient Greek writer who wrote meaningful stories with animals and birds:

One day in old times a carpenter gave to his young assistant a piece of meat he bought from a nearby butcher instructing him to take it home and give it to his beloved one (meaning of course his wife in order to cook for  the dinner (on those days these assistants were usually working only for food and to get trained for their job).

The man when he went home his wife asked him, about the meat he said he would send her, saying that she did not receive any meat during the day.

The man called the boy and asked him what happened to the meat. The boy answered like this: “My boss you told me to go home and give it to your beloved one, I believe that the female dog at home loves you most so I gave her the meat”.

The man got furious but the boy begged him not to punish him and make a test: To shout on his wife and spank  and hit the dog very much. He tried this and his wife did not speak to him for a couple of days, whereas the dog immediately went to him and was licking him showing her love for him. Then he was persuaded that the boy was right and did not punish him….


ANDREAS KAKOFENGITIS is Chief Executive of Bestservus Group, a qualified accountant and banker with long experience in the financial sector in Cyprus, England and Romania. He is also a humorous guy with a lot of stories to share.


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