On the first day God created the cow. God said, "You must go to field with
the farmer all day long and
suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer. I
will give you a life span of
The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty
years. Let me have twenty
years and I'll give back the other forty." And God agreed.
On the second day, God created the dog. God said, "Sit all day by the door
of your house and bark at
anyone who comes in or walks past. I will give you a life span of twenty
The dog said, "That's
too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I'll give back the other
ten." So God agreed.
On the third day God created the monkey. God said, "Entertain people, do
monkey tricks, make them
laugh. I'll give you a twenty year life span."
The monkey said, "How boring,
monkey tricks for twenty years? I
don't think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that's what I'll do too, okay?"
And God agreed again.
On the fourth day God created man. God said, "Eat, sleep, play, have sex,
enjoy. Do nothing, just
enjoy, enjoy. I'll give you twenty years." Man said, "What? Only twenty
years? No way man. Tell you what,
I'll take my twenty, and the forty cow gave back, and the ten dog gave back
and the ten the monkey gave back.
That makes eighty, okay?" "Okay," said God. You've got a deal."
So that is why for the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, have sex,
enjoy, and do nothing; 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 our grandchildren; and for the last ten years we sit in front
of the house and bark at
everybody. Life has now been explained.
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