Saturday, October 17, 2009

A parable

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 performingwent into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bellsand 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 reportby just listening to the bells.

John's favourite 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 chasingpullets, 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 Fairand he became an overnight sensation among the judges. The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece Prizebut they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making.Who else but a politician could figure outhow to win two of the most highly coveted awardson our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populaceand screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

Vote carefully next year,the bells are not always audible.