The Three Bears, Revisited


Black Bear in Sequoia National Park, in Article, "The Three Bears"

One of the Three Bears, on Vacation in Sequoia National Park


Once upon a time there were three bears that lived in a midtown walkup.

One of them walked to work, one took the bus, and one rode a bicycle. You could say this was a very Green group of bears, even though they were brown.

One day the bear who walked to work was stopped by a crowd of people who were passing out flag pins. They tried to give one to the bear, but the bear refused. “I have nothing to pin it on,” said the bear, because the bear (being a bear) did not wear a shirt (or pants, for that matter).

The people became angry. “Go back where you came from,” they shouted. “Yeah, go live in the woods!”, others chimed in. “You should be put in a zoo!”, someone yelled.

But the bear ignored them and continued on its way to work.

Then, once in the office, the bear caused the stock market to crash, thereby making all their investments worthless. And when these people were unable to pay their bills, the bear foreclosed on their mortgages. Of course, this proved highly profitable for the bear.

Now the people live in the woods. And the bear still walks to work, except to a much larger office in a tall building owned by the bear.

Moral: You never know how much power someone has, even if they look like a bear.

What about the rest of the cast?

Goldilocks earned a Ph.D. in ornithology and now conducts research on hummingbird migration patterns.

As you might expect, the other two bears work in commodities and bonds.


Much success,

Steve Kaye

Did You Know?

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