The Work of a Donkey is Never Done

The priests of the goddess Cybele used a donkey to carry their luggage when they went around begging for alms. When the donkey finally died, overcome by work and the whip, they stripped his hide and made themselves some tambourines.

One day, someone asked them what they had done with their poor donkey. The priests replied, "He thought that once he died he would get some rest, but he keeps on getting beaten just the same."