Farmer & the Rooster
Posted by Sanjeewa Marasinghe on February 17, 1999 at 06:00:30:

An old farmer decided it was time to get a new
rooster for his hens. The current rooster was
still doing an okay job, but he was getting on in
years. And the farmer figured getting a new rooster
couldn't hurt anything. So he buys a young cock
from the local rooster emporium, and turns him
loose in the barn yard.

Well, the old rooster sees the young one strutting
around and he gets a little worried. So, they're
trying to replace me, thinks the old rooster. I've
got to do something about this. He walks up to the
new bird and says, "So you're the new stud in town?
I bet you really think you're hot stuff, don't you?
Well I'm not ready for the chopping block yet. I'll
bet I'm still the better bird. And to prove it, I
challenge you to a race around that hen house over
there. We'll run around it ten times and whoever
finish's first gets to have all the hens for himself."

Well, the young rooster was a proud sort, and he
definitely thought he was more than a match for the
old guy. "You're on," said the young rooster.

"And since I know I'm so great, I'll even give you a
head start of half a lap. I'll still win easy," said
the young rooster.

So the two roosters go over to the hen house to start
the race with all the hens gathering around to watch.
The race begins and all the hens start cheering the
roosters on. After the first lap, the old rooster is
still maintaining his lead. After the second lap, the
old guy's lead has slipped a little but he's still
hanging in there. Unfortunately the old rooster's lead
continues to slip each time around, and by the fifth
lap he's just barely in front of the young rooster.

By now the farmer has heard all the commotion. He runs
into the house, gets his shotgun, and runs out to the
barn yard figuring a fox or something is after his
chickens. When he gets there, he sees the two roosters
running around the hen house, with the old rooster
still slightly in the lead. He immediately takes his
shotgun, aims, fires, and blows the young rooster away.

As he walks away slowly, he says to himself ........

"Darn, that's the third gay rooster I've bought this

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