Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Political Rooster

Butch the Rooster

John the farmer was in the fertilised egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called "pullets".... and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to fertilise the eggs.

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 Farmer John bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so that 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 favourite rooster was old Butch, and 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 Boone County Fair and Butch became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result.... The judges not only awarded old Butch "The No Bell Piece Prize," but they also presented 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?

Thanks to Wand.


Carpe Jugulum said...

I hear in his final declining years Old Butch also won best in stew.

Anonymous said...

gold kae.
Fricking gold...
Dave of footscray

missred said...

that is definitely a giggle! thanks, kae

Minicapt said...