Random Joke #3: The Donkey Meteorologist


Once upon a time, there was a king who wanted to go fishing. He called the royal weather forecaster and inquired as to the weather forecast for the next few hours. The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the coming days. So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen.

On the way, he met a farmer on his donkey. Upon seeing the king the farmer said, “Your Majesty, you should return to the palace at once because in just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in this area”. The king was polite and considerate, he replied: “I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional, and I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him and I will continue on my way.” So they did. However, a short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally soaked and their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a shameful condition.

Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to execute the weatherman at once! He summoned the farmer and offered him the prestigious and high paying role of a royal forecaster.

The farmer said, “Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see his ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain.” So the King hired the donkey on the spot.

And thus began the ancient practice of hiring asses to work in government and occupy its highest and most influential positions.


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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41 Responses to Random Joke #3: The Donkey Meteorologist

  1. very ha ha! Can I also post a joke?

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  2. Smitha V says:

    Ha ha. Sharing this on Fb.

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  3. selviafei says:


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  4. anne leueen says:

    Nice one! Unfortunate that it tarnishes the reputation of donkeys but what the heck!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. aliada2 says:

    I always make it a point to check out anyone who had liked my blog and here I am – red in the face – stiffling the urge to laugh out loud, looking like i’m going to have a mini -heartattack – too goood!!! Am checking out more –


  6. todgermanica says:

    Another case of private contractors taking bread out of the mouths of working men in favor of stubborn animals just because donkeys are willing to eat hay. Shameful. Sure, the ass got lucky and got one right…screw up under this regime even once though, my long eared prognosticator, and you are 150 Big McDonkey burgers. Then you’ll wish you’d kept the cushy, nepotistic job your brother in law got you.
    A Proud Ex-civil servant serving the public for over 20 years (whether you wanted it or not).


  7. cgdtaylor says:

    A great story; many thanks for sharing it.


  8. Khoital says:



  9. Gail Kaufman says:

    Reblogged this on Gail's Blog and commented:

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  10. irinadim says:

    Good one! πŸ™‚

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  11. Kellie says:

    Loved this!! So needed the laugh it provided this morning!

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  12. Rebel Girl says:

    Too funny! Love it. πŸ™‚

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  13. πŸ™‚ The U.S. government is so full of asses that they ought to bring hay into the federal offices!

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  14. Finally, an explanation, lol!

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  15. Graham says:

    Brilliant! 🀣

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  16. Garfield Hug says:

    LMAO!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Now I know …πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  17. Reblogged this on Nesie's Place and commented:
    Many thanks to Edmark Law for the Friday giggles! Check out his blog for his brain-challenging posts! πŸ˜‰

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  18. Hahaha….spot on, 8mark! d=(Β΄β–½ο½€)=b

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  19. BWAHAHAHAHA!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    And now we know… the rest of the story! πŸ˜‰

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  20. Mr. Mel says:

    So that is how that started.πŸ‘

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  21. Denzil says:

    Very funny and very relevant for today!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. superwifeandmummy says:

    Hahahaha! I’m using this one πŸ˜‚

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