I heard a story on an old episode of West Wing that reminded me of, well…us.
This guy’s walking down a street, when he falls in a hole.
The walls are so steep, he can’t get out.
A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up “Hey you! Can you help me out?”
The doctor writes him a prescription, throws it down the hole and moves on.
Then a priest comes along.
The guy shouts up “Father, I’m down in this hole, can you help me out?”
The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
Then a friend walks by. “Hey Joe, it’s me, can you help me out?”
The friend jumps in the hole!
Our guy says “Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here!”
The friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.”
Thanks for jumping in the hole.