The Wolf and the Kid
A lone child was out in the woods playing when a wolf happened upon him. A rumbling sound emanated from the wolf's tummy as he considered what a tasty meal the child would make.
"What's up, Kid," the wolf called out. How come you're by yourself in the middle of nowhere?
He or she said, "I'm just playing," and the child meant it. I know she's close by, keeping an eye out for me.
Well, I have a better idea for how we can spend the day," the wolf remarked, licking his lips. "Why don't we go for a stroll together?"
Youngster was hesitant, but wolf assured him he wouldn't be harmed. So the youngster consented, and the pair went off into the woods.
The wolf was following them on their walk, trying to sneak up on the child and surprise him. But the youngster was too quick and cunning for the wolf, and he kept his distance.
This was the last straw for the kid. I believe I should head home now," he remarked.
Oh, alright," the wolf sighed, obviously bummed that he hadn't been able to capture the kid. Don't forget, though; just let me know when you're ready to go for another stroll.
Now that he knew he could get back to his house unharmed, the child raced off.
The lesson to be learned from this anecdote is to use extreme caution and rely on one's gut instinct whenever interacting with unfamiliar individuals or creatures. While sociability and politeness are commendable, we must not lose sight of the need to take reasonable precautions to ensure our safety.