One day Eb was out plowing his field when his horse up and died. He had no money to buy a new horse so he asked his wife to pull the plow.
She told him," pull it yourself, you idiot."
Ed was talking to his neighbor about his problem. His neighbor said,
"Zeb has a mule he would like to sell cheap. A mule can pull a plow."
So Eb went to see Zeb and paid $5 for the mule. He took it home and hitched it to the plow. He flicked the reins and nothing happened. He flicked the reins again and swore at the mule.
The mule turned his head and said to himself,
"What an idiot, it's hot and I have no desire to pull no damn plow."
Eb unhitched the mule and led it back to see Zeb and demanded his money back for this useless two-bit mule.
Zeb said," That's a good mule. I won't give you back your money,
but I will get the mule to pull your plow."
So Zeb hitched the mule to the plow and told Eb to get a good hold on the reins.
Zeb then when over to the fence line and picked up a big fence post. He took it back and got behind the mule. He hit the mule as hard as he could across the mule's rear end.
The mule took off at a dead run, and poor old Eb got a face full of dirt. When Eb got up, Zeb calmly said,That is a good mule, you just simply have to get his attention."
It is my hope that as an informed group we can get our government's attention.
GOVERNMENTI think it's time that the ministers of Senior Affairs and Health, and our Premier and Prime Minister be held accountable for their inaction when it comes to meeting their obligation to make the necessary changes required to repair our totally broken mental health system and enforce the law that protects seniors in care facilities.
Maybe I am trying to do the impossible, but I believeit is possible to get the attention of our elected officials about the fact that our mental health system needs a serious overhaul,and the law protecting seniors in care facilities needsto be enforced.
I have devised a plan to get our government's attention. It starts with the information contained on this website. If you are interested in helping me force our elected officials to do their job, give me a call at:
(403) 335-8644 or (403) 439-0165.