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old butch

Received: 25Aug2010

John, The Egg Guy

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.

Rooster Chimes

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.

Old Butch

John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he hadn't once heard the ring of old Butch's bell. 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.

The Clever Rascal

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 injection 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 awarded old Butch:

  • the "No Bell Piece Prize", and
  • the "Pullet Surprise".

A politician in the making

Who but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.