Thursday, September 4, 2008

Life Explained~

Thanks to a former co-worker Richard for this one;

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?' 

So 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 in to 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

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.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service.


garnett109 said...

great stuff

jimsulliv3 said...

It is now all very clear to me. Thanks for the insight


godolallie said...

OK but where did the frog figure in the story? My voice is now croaking with all this barking! :-)

nightmaremom said...

LOL now that is a good one...  I think I'm in monkey stage with the great niece and nephew...  

cdj0423 said... true, so true...thx for sharing

gitterdunna said...

Good morning Linda. First I thank you soooo much for the large print that I can read so easily and then for the explanation of life. I don't think I fit into one of those categories. I should be sitting on the porch and barking at everyone but I don't have time to do much of that :)...............alice

lv2trnscrb said...

there's a lot of truth to this, I'm slaving in the sun, but enjoying it right now :)

have a good weekend :)


luvrte66 said...

Ha ha! I like the part about sitting on the porch and barking at people.


buckoclown said...

Good thing it was a dog and not a donkey, sitting on the porch and braying at everyone :o)  Funny entry.

wwfbison said...

Linda, this is great.

honeybubble3 said... we know


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mastersblynn said...

Read this to Rick...he really liked it....he will probably try to retell it to his friends...but he isn't the greatest joke you never know what could happen LOL

helmswondermom said...

Loved it!

mariealicejoan said...

I had to giggle at this Linda.  It's so true.  I wonder who thinks these things up.  They are quite good at it!

fowfies said...

OH this is PRICELESS! LOL! I loved this entry! :) Kelly

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debbyinfl1952 said...

ROFL.. that is too funny... thanks, now I know what life is about!  lol