[Buddha-l] Old Butch

Jim Peavler jmp at peavler.org
Sat Oct 31 14:45:06 MDT 2009

I don't get it.

On Oct 30, 2009, at 6:30 PM, JKirkpatrick wrote:

> and not a Buddhist in the crowd~~~~~~~~~
> ==================================
> 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 favorite rooster, old Butch,  was a very fine specimen,
> but this morning he noticed old Butch'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, old
> 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 old Butch,  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 old Butch the
> No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise
> as well.
> Clearly old 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.
> Vote carefully next year, the bells are not always audible.
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Jim Peavler
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