Monday, December 22, 2008

Why did the chicken cross the road?


Ok, I'll bite. Why DID the chicken cross the road?
Well, I think she did it because she needed a change of scenery. She was fed up with the same old same old and saw something new and amazing over that road, where she had to brave the cars and trucks zooming by at obscene speeds. She had enough of the life of drudgery she was living, tending to chicks and scratching in the dirt for any bugs or food she could find. She wanted some of that new action over there where all the strange young pullets and youthful fluffy chicklets were. Her friends told her she was nuts, that she would be killed trying to get over there. She didn't care, she had made up her mind to change her situation.
She had to crane her neck to be able to see much at all, but it sure looked like they were having fun, milling about, pecking around and flapping at each other, doing young chicken stuff. She had so much to look after on THIS side of the road that she was actually thinking about making a run for it. She stood on the side of the gravelly median, her skinny chicken legs posed for a quick run, a mad dash into the unknown, from which she never intended to return.
Suddenly a large truck blasted by her and she was nearly sucked beneath the wheels as it passed by. She flapped frantically back to the safety of her side of the road. Wing over her heart, she gasped in panic at her near death. When her little chicken heart had slowed a bit, she eased back over to the median, looked both ways this time and half ran, half flew across the road, and made it safely with plenty of time to spare.
When the dust settled and she could see again, she saw a crowd of chickens going about their chicken business. Why, it was the same over here, as on her own side of the road. They were scratching around in the dirt, too and tending to their own chicks. No one came over and greeted her or even looked up. The only difference was that she didn't know anyone...She looked longingly at her side of the road and decided that somehow she had to get back..............

To be continued.

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