|One day, farmer Jones was in town picking
up supplies for his farm. He stopped by the hardware
store and picked up a bucket and an anvil.
stopped by the livestock dealer to buy a couple of
chickens and a goose. However, he now had a problem: how
to carry all of his purchases home.
The livestock dealer said, "Why don't you put the
anvil in the bucket, carry the bucket in one hand, put a
chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other
hand?" "Hey, thanks!" the farmer said, and
off he went.
While walking he met a little old lady who told him
she was lost. She asked, "Can you tell me how to get
to 1515 Mockingbird Lane? "
The farmer said, "Well, as a matter of fact, I
live at 1616 Mockingbird Lane" Let's take my short
cut and go down this alley. We'll be there in no time.
The little old lady said, "I am a lonely widow
without a husband to defend me. How do I know that when
we get in the alley you won't hold me up against the
wall, pull up my skirt, and ravish me"?
The farmer said, "Holy smokes lady! I am carrying
a bucket, an anvil, two chickens, and a goose. How in the
world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and
The lady said, "Set the goose down, cover him
with the bucket, put the anvil on top of the bucket, and
I'll hold the chickens."