This seemed an appropriate story for the middle of an election campaign:
An old man and a young boy were travelling through their village with
The boy rode on the donkey and 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.
The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions. Later, they passed some people who remarked, “What a shame, he makes that little boy walk.”
They then decided they both would 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”.