Incomplete Metaphor – #1

The argument goes something like this—

A guy goes into a pizza parlor and says to the guy in the suit behind the counter—“I harvested the grain for that crust and milked the cow for that cheese. Can I have my share of the pizza?”

The suit behind the counter disappears into the kitchen and comes back out with a small slice of pizza with teeth marks in it.

“Here you go.”

“What’s this?”

“The pizza you deserve.”

The guy is mad, doesn’t understand how he worked so hard and all he’s ended up with is a half-eaten slice of a larger pizza, when the door opens and in comes another guy.

The second guy walks up to the counter and says—“I processed the pig for the sausage. I raised the tomatoes for the sauce. Can I have my share of the pizza?”

The suit behind the counter disappears into the kitchen and comes back out with a small slice of pizza with teeth marks in it.

“Here you go.”

“What’s this?”

“The pizza you deserve.”

The second guy looks down at the half-eaten slice and then back up at the guy in the suit. “No, I need more than this. I deserve more than this.”

And the first guy, who is angry with what he’s got, instead of joining forces with the second guy, to the man in the suit and says, “If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have any pizza. You get what you deserve, and you don’t deserve any more than what you’ve got. If this is good enough for me, you shouldn’t get anymore than that.

That night the guy in the suit takes home the rest of the pizza to his family and they all eat it until they’re comfortably full, and then they throw away the rest.

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