Thursday, February 15, 2007

Life Explained

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 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 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 been explained to you. Now go forth.

Thanks to Renee for this email!


  1. That is tooo funny. I love it.

  2. How true! Wait.. does this mean I'm a monkey now??

  3. Great...I'm in the "cow" stage of life...yup just another member of the "herd"! Moooooo....!! ;-)

  4. I don't know if I'm a monkey or on the porch yet. It's a toss-up!
    I've been reading your comments and loving them and decided it was 'bout time I swung over your way (uh, maybe I am a monkey...) and say "Hello." It's way overdue!

  5. buwhahahahahaha... that is so funny. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I guess I'm in the herd, too, but it won't be long before I'm swinging from the trees!


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