old man, a boy & a donkey were going to town. The boy rode on the donkey & the old man walked. As they went
along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding.
and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.
Then, later, they passed some people who
remarked, "What a shame, he makes that little boy walk."
then decided they'd both walk! Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent
donkey to ride. So, they both rode the donkey. Now they passed some people who shamed them by saying how awful to put such
a load on a poor donkey.
and man figured they were probably right, so they decide to carry the donkey. As they crossed the bridge, they lost
their grip on the animal & he fell into the river and drowned. The moral of the story?
try to please everyone, you might as well... Kiss your ass goodbye!