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  • Life Explained via e-Mail

    March
    10
    2008

    I received this e-mail forward (urgh, yes, I know) – for some unknown reason I actually read it. And then laughed. And then thought – I should post this – just in case someone hasn’t seen it a million times already – because I haven’t even seen it once yet!

    Enjoy!

    Man’s first Mistake

    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 it.’

    So that is why for our 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 everyone.

    Life has now been explained to you.

    There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I’m doing it as a public service.

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    {8 Comments}

    1
    Renee said,

    yup! I’ve seen this one, but it is such a laugh. always worth repeating. :giggle:

    Renee’s last blog post..They just don’t care!

    3.10.2008 @ 10:10 am
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    pam said,

    It is so cute that I kept reading, even though I knew what was coming… ;)

    pam’s last blog post..Seven new deadly sins include polluting

    3.10.2008 @ 10:16 am
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    Bob Walton said,

    Sadly, so true for many.

    3.10.2008 @ 10:34 am
    4

    :rofl: That’s an old folk tale, actually, that I’ve been telling (not exactly like that) for twenty years. Nothing new under the sun, is there?

    This Eclectic Life’s last blog post..Yes, We Can Can

    3.10.2008 @ 5:52 pm
    5
    Joana said,

    :clapping: Now that was a good one. Never heard/read that one before. I’m definately passing this one on to some friends! XD

    Joana’s last blog post..It’s Like Something Out of Bleach

    3.10.2008 @ 6:16 pm
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    June said,

    I’d not seen it, so thanks for the chuckle. :clapping:

    June’s last blog post..Displays

    3.10.2008 @ 8:14 pm
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    kim said,

    I’m surprised I haven’t seen it since I have been working on the internet since the early 90s. How did that one slip by me?

    3.11.2008 @ 5:00 pm
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    Geekwif said,

    Ha! :giggle: I hate email forwards, but that’s a good one!

    Geekwif’s last blog post..My Cold And Vanity Fair (Things That May Never End)

    3.11.2008 @ 7:05 pm

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