Lalith Kothalavala, Sakwithi and monkey business

20 October, 2011

Once upon a time in a village, a man came; announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys in the forest, went out and started catching them.
The man bought thousands at $10 each. As supply started to diminish and villagers started to stop their efforts, he announced that now he would buy them at $20 each.

This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again. Soon, the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms.

The offer rate was increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so scarce that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it.

The man now announced that he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of the man. W
hen he returns, he would buy monkeys at $50 each.

In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers "Look at all the monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at $35 each and when my boss comes back, you can sell them to him for $50 each."

The villagers queued up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.

After that, neither the assistant nor the businessman could be found anywhere but the monkeys were everywhere! 


Morale of the story: 
This is the reality of money mechanism under capitalism.

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3 comments:

kashyapa1917 said...

this monkey business is questioned by the people around the world today...thanks for the post..unleash more on this topic nalaka..cheers

Anonymous said...

සක්විති පැනල ගියත් ආපහු නීතියට කොටු උනා. ලලිත් කොතලාවලට පැනල යන්න බැරි උනා, අත්අඩංගුවට ගත්තත් ලංකාවේ තියෙන නීතිවල සිදුරු හන්ද තාම එලියට වෙලා යහතින් ඉන්නවා. මම හිතන්නේ මේ වදුරු වෙළදාම හරියටම කරගත්තේ සල්ලි ඔක්කොමත් එකතුකරන් මැලේය්සියාවට පැනගත්තු සිසිලියා කොතලාවල තමය්. මේ රටේ හැමදාමත් බූරුවෝ කොට්ටාසයක් ජීවත් වෙන හන්ද මේ වදුරු මුදලාලිලාත් හැමදාම බිහිවෙනවා.

Sarcastic! Keep it up sir! I wish you would post this in sinhala. Actually my suggestion is you can post the same article with same topic in sinhala and put a different topic for the English one. I know you have international readers. but topic won't attract them.

 
 
 

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