Life has now been explained to you…
On the first day God created the dog. God said, “Sit all day by the door of your house ‘n 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 ‘n I’ll give you back the other ten.”
So God agreed.
On the second day God created the monkey. God said, “Entertain people, do monkey tricks ‘n make them laugh. I’ll give you a twenty- year life span.” The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? I don’t think so. Dog gave you back
ten, so that’s what I’ll do too, okay?” ‘n God agreed.
On the third day God created the cow. “You must go to the field with the farmer all day long ‘n suffer under the sun, have calves, ‘n give milk to support the farmer. 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. Let me have twenty ‘n I’ll give back the other forty.” ‘n God agreed again.
On the fourth day God created man. God said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry ‘n enjoy your life. I’ll give you twenty years.”
Man said, “What? Only twenty years? Tell you what, I’ll take my twenty, ‘n the forty the cow gave back, ‘n the ten the monkey gave back, ‘n the ten the dog gave back, that makes eighty, okay?”
Okay,” said God, “You’ve got a
So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, ‘n enjoy ourselves; the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family; the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren; ‘n the last ten years we sit on the front porch ‘n bark at everyone.
Life has now been explained to