Once there was a farmer who owned an old mule.
The mule fell into the farmer’s well……
The farmer heard the mule ‘braying’ – or – whatever mules do when they fall into wells.
After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving.
Instead, he called his neighbours together and told them what had happened…and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery….