A man born and raised in the province decided to move to the city to find a decent job.
He woke up early that morning to catch the bus to the city and peacefully slept through the five-hour ride.
By the time he woke up the bus was already approaching his stop so he gathered his things and prepared to leave. He had only taken a few steps away from the bus however when he felt a sudden chill. A moment later his stomach started to rumble and immediately he knew he had to find the nearest bathroom.
Unfortunately for him, he went to the city during the campaign season, and the marketplace was crowded more than usual because a politician was campaigning at the center of the marketplace. The line to the bathroom was long. Too long for him to wait through so he took a plastic bag from his backpack, looked for a quiet, secluded corner and did the deed.
Meanwhile, the politician was busy giving his speech. He stood on a makeshift stage, beside him was a weighing scale.
“I promise everyone here…” he said, “…whatever you have bought be it fish, rice, vegetables…if it does not weigh at least a kilogram I shall personally add to that so that none of you here will leave with less than a kilogram of groceries.”
The crowd cheered and the politician smirked as he looked at the crowd. “Winning this election is going to be easy.” he thought. From the corner of his eye, he spotted the man leaving a dark alleyway holding a small plastic bag. “You there!” he yelled at the man “Come up here and join me on-stage”. The man was confused but he reluctantly agreed and went up.
“Would you kindly place that plastic bag on this scale.” he told the man. The man promptly placed the small plastic bag on the scale and it didn’t even come close to registering a kilogram. “As you can see…” yelled the politician to the crowd as he lifted the plastic bag. “…this bag weighs less than a kilogram!” The crowd cheered as the politician raised the plastic bag. “Let us see what this man had bought, so that I may give him more!” The crowd cheered once more as the politician put his hand inside the plastic bag. He had a look of confusion as he tried to figure out what it was that his hand was holding. Then confusion turned to disgust as he looked inside and saw the man’s crap.
“This is crap!” the politician yelled “Take this man away!” he ordered his bodyguards who then took the man aside and beat him up.
Tired, beaten and dejected the man took the bus back home to his province. When he arrived he saw his friend who was surprised to see him back so soon. “You’re back already!?” his friend said. “How did your visit to the city go?” he asked. “Not so good my friend.” the man answered. “They have very weird customs there…apparently if your shit doesn’t weigh at least a kilogram you get beat up.”