John was in the fertilized egg business.
He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,' and ten
roosters to fertilize the eggs.
He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and
This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to
Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which
rooster was performing.
Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just
listening to the bells.
John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this
morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!
When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing
pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming,
would run for cover.
To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't
He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the County Fair and he
became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece
Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.
Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician
could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by
being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them
when they weren't paying attention.
Vote carefully next year, the bells are not always audible.