June 26, 2003 at 12:59 pm #8332nippyParticipant
On the first day God created the cow. God said, “You must go to the
field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves
and give milk to support the farmer. I will give you a life span of sixty
years”. The cow said, “That’s a kind of a tough life you want me to live
for sixty years. Let me have twenty years and I’ll give back the other
forty”. God agreed.
On the second day God created the dog. God said, “Sit all day by
the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks
past. I will give you a life span of twenty years”. The dog said,
“That’s too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I’ll give back
the other ten”. So God agreed (sigh).
On the third day God created the monkey. God said, “Entertain
people, doing monkey tricks for them. I’ll give you a twenty year
life span”. Monkey said, “How boring, monkey tricks for twenty
years? I don’t think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that’s what
I’ll do too, okay?” And God agreed again.
On the fourth day God created man. God said, “Eat, sleep, play,
have sex and enjoy. Do nothing, just enjoy, enjoy. I’ll give you
twenty years”. Man said, “What? Only twenty years?
No way, man. Tell you what, I’ll take my twenty, and the forty
the cow gave back, and the ten dog gave back and the ten the
monkey gave back. That makes eighty, okay?” “Okay” said God.
“You’ve got a deal”. So that is why for the first twenty years we eat,
sleep, play, have sex, enjoy, and do nothing; 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 our grandchildren; and for the last ten
years we sit in front of the house and bark at everybody.
Life has now been explained.
[:o)]June 26, 2003 at 7:04 pm #16618RadarModerator
I’m glad that somebody has cleared that one up, but I thought the answer was 42!
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