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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I Will Be Sitting On The Front Porch!




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?"

And God said that it was good.

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 again said that it was good.

On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into 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 years."

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 it was good.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But the human 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. If you are looking for me I will be on the front porch!

12 comments:

Reader Wil said...

We always ask for the wrong things! Thank you for your comment.I've heard just now that there is also a band called Uriah Heep. I didn't know that. As I have been dedicating my entries for the last three months, I was looking for a biblical name starting with U , I found this man who was a loyal soldier of king David of Israel. I shall continue to write about Israel til October.
Have a great week, Sylvia!

Pam said...

This is so funny and true. Visiting you is a blessing, Sylvia. Thank you :)

Janie said...

Ha, ha, good one!
Love the header with Brad.

NixBlog said...

Ah, that explains it, Sylvia ;-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I always wondered about the ways of life and now I know.

Arija said...

Wonderful, thank you Sylvia. I so needed this laugh this morning!!!

Jack said...

Very funny, Sylvia. I am doing my monkey business but thinking about my upcoming barking days.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, thank you, sylvia. :)

George said...

Thanks for explaining this to us. It clears up many mysteries.

Pietro said...

A funny explanation of life, Sylvia! Very nice post!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! I'll join you on the porch Sylvia.

joy said...

funny post and it mada me smile and think!

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