Ep. #23 The Two Goats -🐐🏞- Problem Solving
Today the story is another classic from Aesop’s Fables. Two goats need to cross a bridge. But only one goat can cross. What do they do? Let’s listen to the story.
The Two Goats
One day a goat is walking through a field. The goat is on the way to see his friend, the cow. Today is the cow’s birthday. The goat walks quickly. He is in a hurry. He walks quickly because he wants to arrive before the sun goes down. The sun is high in the sky. He has enough time. He walks through the fields to the forest. Then he walks through the forest to the river. It is a big river. He cannot swim across the river. He looks for the bridge. He walks quickly to the bridge. The river water moves fast. The river makes a loud sound. The goat walks onto the bridge. Then he sees someone else on the bridge. He stops. It is another goat! Another goat is on the bridge in front of him. It is a small bridge. Only one goat can walk across the bridge at a time. He says, “Hello, goat! Please let me walk across the bridge first. I need to cross the bridge.” The other goat says, “I need to cross the bridge. Let me cross first!” The goat is unhappy because the other goat will not let him cross. He says, “Today is my friend’s birthday. I am in a hurry. Let me cross the bridge!” The other goat says, “I am going home for dinner. I am hungry. Let me cross first!” The goat is angry. The sun is going down. He runs at the other goat. The other goat runs at him. The two goats meet in the middle of the bridge. They fall into the river together. The end.
In this story, the two goats are both in a hurry. They both want to cross the bridge first. They need to solve this problem together. But they do not work together. So, they fail together.