Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Monday, February 20

Happiness is

A farmer with five female pigs made an arrangement with a farmer who owned five boars: with the split of resulting piglets to be half and half. Only problem is, they live sixty miles apart: so the first morning, the farmer with the female pigs gets up at 5 am, loads them into the family station wagon, and takes them to be released for the day into the field with the boars. They will do this each and every day until the sows become pregnant. How will they know if the sows are pregnant? Says the other farmer laconically: "If they are in the grass grazing in the morning, then they are pregnant. If they are rolling in the mud, then they are not."

So the next morning the sows are seen to be rolling in the mud, so the farmer hoses them off, loads them again into the family station, and proceeds to try again. The following morning ... mud. And the next morning, mud again !

This continues all week, until the farmer is just so tired that he can't even get out of bed. "Honey," he calls out to his wife, "please look outside and tell me if the pigs are in the mud or in the field grazing."

"Neither," says the wife after looking out the window, "they are in the station wagon and one of them is honking the horn."


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