Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thinkable One

On the first day God created the dog. God said,
"Sit all day by the door of your house and bark
at anyone who comes in or walks past. I will
give you a life span of twenty years." The dog
said, "That's too long to be barking. Give me
ten years and I'll give you back the other ten."
So God agreed.
On the second day God created the monkey.
God said, "Entertain people, do monkey tricks
and make them laugh. I'll give you a twenty-
year life span." The monkey said, "Monkey
tricks for twenty years? I don't think so. Dog
gave you back ten, so that's what I'll do too,
And God agreed.
On the third day God created the cow. "You
must go to the field with the farmer all day
long and suffer under the sun, have calves, and
give milk to support the farmer. 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. Let me have
twenty and I'll give back the other forty."
And God agreed again.
On the fourth day God created man. God said,
"Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. I'll
give you twenty years."
Man said, "What? Only twenty years? Tell you
what, I'll take my twenty, and the forty the cow
gave back, and the ten the monkey gave back,
and the ten the dog gave back, that makes
eighty, okay?"
Okay," said God, "You've got a deal."
So that is why the first twenty years we eat,
sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves; the next forty
years we slave in the sun to support our
family; the next ten years we do monkey tricks
to entertain the grandchildren; and the last ten
years we sit on the front porch and bark at
Life has now been explained to you

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