November 10, 2006


Another long night with no sleep. They played tag team last night every two hours. They got 4 hours sleep each time, I didn't. Sigh... only another night and we'll be in the home stretch. Something that made me smile that my mom sent me:

Butch the Rooster

John, the farmer, was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers, (hens called pullets) and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to make sure the eggs were fertile.

The farmer kept records and any rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced.

That took an awful lot of his time so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.

Each bell had a different tone so John could tell from a distance which rooster was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.

The farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, a very fine specimen he was, too, but on this particular morning John noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! John went to investigate. The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. But to Farmer John's amazement Butch had his bell in his beak so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of Butch, he entered him in the county fair and Butch became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result .. The judges not only awarded Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well. Clearly, Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?

Posted by vw bug at November 10, 2006 09:03 AM | TrackBack

ROFL, I have to send that one to DH. Thanks for the laugh.

Posted by: Lemon Stand at November 10, 2006 05:30 PM

One of the funniest damn things I've heard in awhile!

Posted by: Mrs_Who at November 10, 2006 08:28 PM

ROFL... good one! Thank you for posting it

Posted by: michele at November 10, 2006 11:46 PM