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Friday, July 28, 2006


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


So that is why the 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


Life has now been explained to you.


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