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03-06-2014, 14:09
Subject: A Modern Aesop's Fable

Old Charlie

Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred
young 'pullets,' and ten cockerels to fertilize the eggs.

He kept records, and any cockerel not performing went into the soup
pot and was replaced. This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny
bells and attached them to his cockerels.

Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance,
which cockerel was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch and fill
out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

Fred's favourite cockerel old Charlie, was a very fine specimen,
but this morning he noticed old Charlie's bell hadn't rung at all!

When he went to investigate, he saw the other cockerels were busy
chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the cockerels
coming, would run for cover

To Fred's amazement, old Charlie had his bell in his beak, so it
couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the
next one.

Fred was so proud of old Charlie, he entered him in the Somerset
Farmers Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges. The
result was the judges not only awarded old Charlie the "No Bell Piece
Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.

Clearly old Charlie was a politician in the making. Who else but a
politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on
our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace
and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

Vote carefully in the next election, the bells are not always audible.