nodding sagely

The sage went to the people and said “DO!” and they did, in all the ways of the people. They returned to hear his next words and he gently picked up a toddler and loudly said, “DO DO!” and the child soiled itself in terror. The people were not happy with the sage and a drummer, speaking from the crowd, rebuked his next message, “DO DO DO!” by saying, “I really hate waltz time.”

The sage was sent for neurological assessment.

The people swore off sages.

There was nothing wrong with the sage.