Once upon a time, there was a nonconformist sparrow who decided to not
fly south for the winter. However, soon the weather had turned so cold
that he reluctantly decided to fly south. In a short time, ice began
to form on his wings, and he fell to earth nearly frozen solid,
landing in a barnyard.
A cow passed by where the sparrow had fallen and crapped on the little
bird. The sparrow thought it was the end, but the manure warmed him
and defrosted his wings! Warm and happy and able to breath, the
sparrow started to sing. Just then, a large cat came by and heard the
chirping. The cat cleared away the manure, found the chirping bird,
and promptly ate him.
The moral of the story: Everyone who craps on you is not necessarily
your enemy; everyone who gets you out of crap is not necessarily your
friend; and if you're warm and happy in a pile of crap, you might just
want to keep your mouth shut.