Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Little Humor: Fast Drivers On A Farmer's Rural Road

A farmer lived on a quiet rural road. 

But, as time went by, the traffic slowly built up at an alarming rate. The traffic was so heavy and so fast that his chickens were being run over at a rate of three to six a day. 

So the farmer called the sheriff’s office and said, “You’ve got to do something about all of these people driving so fast and killing all of my chickens.”

“What do you want me to do?” asked the sheriff.

“I don’t care, just do something about those crazy drivers!” 

So the next day the sheriff had the county workers go out and erected a sign that read: SLOW–SCHOOL CROSSING

Three days later the farmer called the sheriff and said, “You’ve got to do something about these drivers. The ‘school crossing’ sign seems to make them go even faster.”

Again, the sheriff sent out the county workers and they put up a new sign: SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY

That really sped them up. So the farmer called the sheriff every day for three weeks. 

Finally, he asked the sheriff, “Your signs are doing no good. Can I put up my own sign?” 

The sheriff told him, “Sure thing, put up your own sign.” 

The sheriff received no more calls from the farmer. 

Three weeks later, out of curiosity, the sheriff gave the farmer a call. “How’s the problem with those drivers. Did you put up your sign?”

“Oh, I sure did. And not one chicken has been killed since then. I’ve got to go. I’m very busy.”

The sheriff thought to himself, “I’d better go out there and take a look at that sign. It might be something that we could use to slow down drivers.” 

The sheriff drove out to the farmer’s and his jaw dropped the moment he saw the sign. 

It was spray-painted on a sheet of wood:


Note: The above photo is of Andy Griffith and Don Knots from The Andy Griffith Show. 

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