The king of a small African nation had an elegant golden throne in his large grass hut. When an old friend came to visit from another nation, he was worried that the man would discover he was a king and treat him differently. He searched frantically for a place to hide the throne, but to no avail. Finally, he decided to have it wedged up in the ceiling of his hut. When his friend arrived, he went to the hut’s opening to greet him. Just then the ceiling started to give way, and the golden throne fell on the king, killing him.
The moral of the story: “People who live in grass houses should not stow thrones.”