Thursday, April 17, 2008

Don't Count Your Eggs, Part 2

This continued for many years and the people were happy and well fed. Then the sages in the big white house, devised a plan whereby the farmer could make more money if he didn’t generate so many chickens, milk and pigs. Soon after that, the farmer signed a piece of paper that promised him more money than he had ever seen just for not producing these farming things.

For a long time, this way of life continued. People were happy and didn’t notice that a lot of people were starving.

And then, a strange thing came to pass. Childless people began to buy eggs removed right from the farmer’s wife who didn’t need them. The farmer didn’t know how many eggs his wife was selling so she quit putting all her chicken feed in the pig pot and began to set some aside from herelf.

In time, there were so many people hatched from uncounted eggs that the wise people who paid the farmer for not having eggs changed their mind and farming once again became a good thing.


paisley said...

i don't know much about the selling of human eggs,,, but i sure as hell wish someone had offered to buy mine!!!!!!

seriously tho,, i am confused and angered by the things the government does concerning non production of healthy food.. and it will only get worse with the trading of carbon credits.. it is amazing how many of them are directly tied to the food chain... wrong.. wrong... wrong....

Marcia said...

I am amazed at how you went from one egg to the other, quite cleverly written, Susan. Paying farmers not to produce food, I never quite understood that.