Jack was riding his horse to get to the near town.
In the middle of the way, there was a rest area. He tightened his horse to the place with water and hay and sat on the outdoor table for some tea.
Another man came to the rest area riding a donkey. He tightened his donkey exactly beside Jack’s horse and sat near Jack.
Jack told him: “Don’t put your donkey beside my horse. My horse kicks any animal who wants to eat from its food.
The donkey rider didn’t pay attention and ordered a tea.
Jack’s horse didn’t like to share food, therefore kicked the donkey very badly that broke its leg. The donkey rider complained to Jack, and asked for compensation money. But Jack didn’t reply and stayed silent.
The donkey rider got angry and took Jack to the judge.
The judge asked: What is the problem?”
But still, Jack stayed quiet.
The donkey rider said: “This man’s horse kicked my donkey and I want recompense.
The judge asked the donkey rider: “Is this man mute?”
The donkey rider replied: “No, he talked to me before the incident!”
The judge asked: “What did he say?”
The donkey rider said: “He told me not to tighten my donkey beside his horse. His horse doesn’t like to share food, and will kick my donkey.”
The judge told Jack: “So that’s why you didn’t talk.”
Jack replied: “Sometimes it’s better to stay silent when it comes to foolish people.”