Aesop and fellow servants readied for a trip. Aesop took the heaviest load: bread. Over time the bread was eaten and Aesop’s load reduced. Smart! Be smart in how you select jobs.
A Salt Merchant loaded an Ass who slipped in water. Load lightened, second time the Ass fell on purpose. Third time Merchant loaded sponges. Water is heavy. You can fool someone only so many times.