“Kullipoiss,” said Vana Kull. “I will pay you a weekly allowance if you stop drinking.”
Kullipoiss thought over his father’s proposition, and decided that a weekly allowance was a better deal than being a drunk. He agreed.
For decades, Kullipoiss lived off of his father’s weekly allowance and he did not touch a drop of alcohol. But then, one day, Vana Kull died, and Kullipoiss inherited his estate.
Now Kullipoiss is a drunk again.
( A true story heard while visiting my wife’s relatives in Viljandimaa yesterday.)
* photo courtesy of Johannes Pääsuke.