John was in the egg business. He had several hundred young layers
(hens), called 'pullets', and ten roosters to fertilize them. He kept
records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was
This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached
them to his roosters. 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
John's favorite rooster, Obama, was a very fine specimen, but this
morning he noticed Obama'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, Obama had thought of a way to do it without
work, he had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up
on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
John was so proud of Obama, he entered him in the Chicago County
Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result was the judges not only awarded Obama the No Bell Piece
Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.
Clearly Obama was a politician. Who else but a politician could
figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our
planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing
them when they weren't paying attention.
Vote carefully next fall, the bells are not always audible.