Don’t Count Your Chickens ………….

The farmer’s son was returning from the market with the crate of chickens his father had entrusted to him, when all of a sudden the box fell and broke open.

Chickens scurried off in different directions, but the determined boy walked all over the neighborhood scooping up the wayward birds and returning them to the repaired crate. Hoping he had found them all, the boy reluctantly returned home, expecting the worst.

“Pa, the chickens got loose,” the boy confessed sadly, “but I managed to find all twelve of them.”

“Well, you did real good, son,” the farmer beamed, “because you only left with seven.”

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16 Responses to Don’t Count Your Chickens ………….

  1. 🙂 You’re right — best not to count ahead of time.

  2. My first comment didn’t take, so 😀

  3. kylie says:

    that is a good profit margin!

  4. Now, there’s a good, well intentioned son!

  5. Wisewebwoman says:

    Catching up with you as I can’t comment on my android on your blog for some reason. No problem with others. Baffling.

    Love the wee one with the unicorn hat and the shot of your gorgeous dog 🙂

    As to the chickens, funny story.

    XO
    WWW

  6. tammy j says:

    LOL! an enterprising son!

  7. that young man will go far in his life L0L

  8. nick says:

    The farmer’s son obviously has a great future as a businessman. He’ll be given seven pounds and turn it into twelve (or turn 645 rupees into 1100).

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