Once upon a time, allegedly, in a nice little forest, there lived an orphaned
bunny and an orphaned snake. By surprising coincidence both were blind from
birth. One day, the bunny was hopping through the forest, and the snake was
slithering through the forest, when the bunny tripped over the snake and fell
down. This, of course, knocked the snake about quite a bit.
'Oh, my,' said the bunny, 'I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you. I've
been blind since birth, so, I can't see where I'm going. In fact, since I'm also
an orphan, I don't even know what I am.'
'It's quite OK,' replied the snake. 'Actually, my story is much the same as
yours. I, too, have been blind since birth, and also never knew my mother. Tell
you what, maybe I could slither all over you, and work out what you are, so at
least you'll have that going for you.'
'Oh, that would be wonderful,' replied the bunny. So the snake slithered all
over the bunny, and said, 'Well, you're covered with soft fur; you have really
long ears; your nose twitches; and you have a soft cottony tail. I'd say that
you must be a bunny rabbit.'
'Oh, thank you! Thank you,' cried the bunny in obvious excitement.
The bunny suggested to the snake, 'Maybe I could feel you all over with my
paw, and help you the same way you've helped me.' So the bunny felt the snake
all over, and remarked, 'Well, you're scaly and smooth, and you have a forked
tongue, no backbone and no balls. I'd say you must be either an accountant, or
possibly someone in senior management.'