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
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......
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
The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a
pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten
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
give back the other forty?"
And God agreed again......
the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry
and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."
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."
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
to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years,
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
for me I will be on the front porch.