"In the beginning"

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Life has now been explained to you



Life’s cycle.

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 now been explained to you!!






15 comments:

Gledwood said...

Too true!!

Hope you're having a great weekend

G

Marti said...

That was great! Thank you for giving me a morning giggle! Sorry I gave you was ...ummm...not a giggle - LOL

Hope you have a wonderful day!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

If I only had a porch....

Willowtree said...

Ha Ha, that was funny (and disturbingly accurate)

Vickie said...

Now I understand Life---Thanks for the explanation Peter. :)

Hope you have a special day, I'm leaving here with a smile.

Maria said...

So now I understand the way life works. Thanks for the insight LOL

I am back from my trek to New York City. I feel like I am walking on my ankles since my feet simply gave out with all that walking.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Peter,

I had to laugh when I read your comment. It's true I did have a burr under my saddle and that particular announcement by Howard gave me the shits well and truly!

However, I did enjoy having life explained and now I know...

Have a good day.

JunieRose2005 said...

That's very good, Peter!
Makes perfect sense!


June

kenju said...

You had a good time while I was at the beach, didn't you, Peter?

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Peter said...

I am a little bemused by Rodrigo's visit, one would assume he speaks English
(or at least reads it) but leaves a comment in Spanish? translation anyone?
Have I been spammed in a language I don't understand??

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter,Life has been explained. Gosh I was comming to Qld to get warm looks like I will have to pack the track suit and slippers...see u soon

Granny said...

I took a look at his blog. I believe he's selling t-shirts.

You'd think I'd speak more Spanish living where I do. It's all around me, all the time.

Everything from the school is printed in 3 languages - English, Spanish, and Hmong.

I have no problem with that unless they send me the wrong piece of paper.

Hmong?

Lee said...

Ahh...thanks Peter...finally I learn the meaning of life! I think I'll sit out on my verandah and "meow" not bark! ;)

The Chick said...

That makes perfect sense, now that you've explained it.