Two travelers in a forest came upon an oracle famous for granting wishes but always in an ironic fashion. So for example one famous traveller had wished to be free of disease and had forthwith been brained by an avalanche, another, even more foolishly had asked for a memorable life and had been torn apart by four elephants, and so on.
“Let’s ask for something bad” said one of the travelers “That way that oracle will ironically give us something good.”
“You think that oracle’s as dumb as that?” said the other traveller. “I say we shut up and keep walking.”
MORAL: The second traveller was right!