09 July 2012

A Cautionary Tale

I received this in an email and thought it funny but at the same time a lesson to be heeded.

Old Butch
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, would 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
Saint Lawrence 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 coveted
awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the
unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't
paying attention.

Vote carefully this fall, the bells are not always audible.

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (09 July 2012)

Faithful dog guards small sleeping child

Before you know it, Christmas will be knocking on our doors. Today's link is for a cute pillow designed to look like a Christmas present. This is a nice size project to work on during these hot summer days. Here's the link and I hope you enjoy.