Dead Donkey in a Vein
Having owned a couple of donkeys throughout the years, I know a little bit about their temperament and how loyal and protective they can be when befriended by human or animal. I believe it was in June that a video surfaced showing a donkey pushed to its death at a zoo in China. I did not watch the video, for it showed the donkey being ravaged by tigers. Live food for the predators.
The donkey video caused public uproar, so much so that a donkey statue was erected in its memory at the zoo. How fitting, huh? A tactless appeasement for the public’s benefit.
On July 4, 2017, I read an article about the donkey statue. Quoted in the article:
“The sign reads: ‘I was born in the country on the farm. I should have grown up to have children and enjoy life on earth. This monument is calling for justice. I died in vein and should be remembered.’”
Notice the word ‘vein’ should be ‘vain’. The article’s headline used ‘vain’, so I wondered if the correct word got lost in translation or whether the writer made an error in word usage.
The donkey statue story caused blood-boiling veins and whirling thoughts (like a weather vane in high wind), so vain self had to sporkplode:
NOTE: You’ll have to sign in and confirm your age to watch video, since I age-restricted it because concerned young child might try to search for (and find) the donkey video mentioned. I don’t think any young child should see donkey as tiger dinner. Yah, I’m weird. Personally, I think too much “live” death is shown on the Internet. Snuff films for the masses.
Snuffing out in my own way now.
Patricia Spork heads to the fridge….