The Woodcutter story

12 Jul

I am sure most of you would have heard this story when you were kids. Still to wipe the corrosion off the junk … here it is again …

One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, “Why are you crying?”

The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into water, and he needed the axe to make his living.

The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe. “Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

The woodcutter replied, “No.”

The Lord again went down and came up with a silver Axe. “Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

Again, the woodcutter replied, “No.”

The Lord went down again and came up with an iron Axe. “Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

The woodcutter replied, “Yes.”
The Lord was pleased with the man’s honesty and gave him all three axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happy.

If I would have been in place of Lord(which happens to be my nick too)… the conversation would have been more like this …

Woodcutter : Boo hoo hoo … my axe is gone …  boo hoo hoo

Lord (that would be me) : What happened my son ? why are you crying ?

Woodcutter : Blah blah blah ! I was cutting wood, (more blah) dropped my axe in the river. Boo hoo hoo ….

Lord : WTF !! seriously ? Are you really that stupid ?

Woodcutter : (surprised look on his face)

Lord : Seriously dude ? Out of all the trees in the jungle you chose the one which is beside the river. And you chose that branch which was just above the deepest part of the fricking river.

How were you planning to take those branches back home, huh Einstein ? I mean come on … this wood is all wet and weak … A liter of patrol wont be able to burn it.

You know what! You are the biggest moron on the face of earth, no wonder you are poor.

Woodcutter : (f**ked expression on face)

Lord : Don’t give me that look knuckle head … I was in the middle of some thing Godly ! The heaven was so close and then you just blew it up … you know it take many human-years to built mood for me. Aaarrrgghh !!

Evidently, you are a big failure as woodcutter, it’s too demanding job for your microscopic brain, isn’t it ? There’s only one job left for you to do, go enroll for an MBA. Managerial job is the only one  you’ll be successful at. And you’ve got right skills for it … don’t you.

loosing your axe, because of your stupidity … and now asking me (engineer) to fix it for you. And for what ? so that you can f**k this up again ….

now get out of my sight, before I shred you into pieces with my gold and silver axe…

Lord : (to self) Yeh … My axe collection is now complete with the final iron one … Now I’ll show menaka and ramabha … my AXE effect ….

PS: Back to blogging after a hiatus … feels good … had loads going on …

14 Responses to “The Woodcutter story”

  1. Abheet July 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    Super Like!
    (Forgive me for my now-so-limited vocab 😉

  2. Kashmira July 13, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    Too good “lord”….. with freaking Gods like you the world will be all straightened up!!

  3. Bharat July 13, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    LOl.. the AXE effect! 😛

    And gud thing ur not anywhere near NCERT, India ki to watt hi laga doge tum..

  4. Ghost Runner July 13, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    What the %$&^%$*^%

    • @nks July 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

      @abheet … thou shalt worry …. Come to the blessing shower of his holiness …

      @Kash … yeh … that’s why I’ve been stretching my working hours

      @bharat … will be there soon … 😛

      @abbulu … aahh… I was waiting for this …

  5. vrikmace July 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    Lovely post !! Mazaa aa gayaa padh ke!
    And yeah, nice new look of the blog !!

  6. Sri July 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    The original theme was changed by so many people so many times to suit their own versions, still I enjoy reading this kind.

    I have seen a male chauvinist changing the original line to suit his inner beliefs.

    Here, I should take you as a atheist or realist.

  7. Angel August 30, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    Nice blog . . Keep kickin asses

  8. sundas December 7, 2010 at 9:57 am #


  9. zainab December 7, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    ufffffff not a nyc story

  10. zainab December 7, 2010 at 9:58 am #


    • zainab December 7, 2010 at 9:59 am #


  11. Vinukshan September 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    a nice story

  12. Arshpreet kaur June 22, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    Honesty is good thing

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