The following was just sent to me by a reader and I thought you might get a kick out of it. I certainly did.
John was in the fertilized egg business.
He had several hundred young layers (hens), called ‘pullets,’
and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.
He kept records, and any rooster not performing
went into the soup pot and was replaced.
This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells
and attached them to his roosters.
Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance,
which rooster was performing.
Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report
by just listening to the bells.
John’s favourite rooster, Barry, was a very fine specimen,
but this morning he noticed Barry’s bell hadn’t rung at all!
When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing
pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could run for cover.
To John’s amazement, Barry had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t
He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
John was so proud of Barry, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair
and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result was the judges not only awarded Barry the No Bell Piece
Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.
Clearly, Barry 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
Vote carefully, the bells are not always audible.