13th 2007f March, 2007

The Bargain

Posted by Kim in General at 10:04 pm | Permanent Link

On the first day, God created the dog and said: “Sit all day by the
door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks
past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.”

The dog said: “That’s a long time to be barking. How about only
ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten?” And God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: “Entertain
people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a
twenty-year life span.”

The monkey said: “Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty
long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog
did?” And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said: “You must go into
the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have
calves and give milk to support the farmer’s family For this, I will
give you a life span of sixty years.”

The cow said: “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for
sixty years. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?”
And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said: “Eat, sleep, play,
marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.”

But man said: “Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my
twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave
back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?”
“Okay,” said God, “You asked for it.”

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and
enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to
support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks
to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit
on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you…

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