Old man


An old man is sitting on his front porch down in Louisiana watching the sun rise when he sees the neighbour’s kid walk by carrying something big under his arm.

“Hey boy, whatcha got there?” he shouts.

“A roll of chicken wire,” the boy yells back.

“What you gonna do with that?” the old man asks.

“Catch me some chickens,” says the boy.

“You damned fool,” says the old man. “You can’t catch chickens with chicken wire!”

The boy just laughs and keeps walking.

That evening the boy comes walking by and to the old man’s surprise he’s dragging the chicken wire behind him with about 30 chickens caught in it.

The same time next morning the old man is out watching the sun rise when he sees the boy walk by carrying something else.

“Hey boy, whatcha got there?” he shouts.

“Roll of duck tape,” the boy yells back.

“What you gonna do with that?” the old man asks.

“Catch me some ducks,” says the boy.

“You damned fool,” says the old man. “You can’t catch ducks with duck tape!”

The boy just laughs and keeps walking.

That evening the boy comes walking by and to the old man’s surprise he’s trailing the unrolled duck tape behind him with about 35 ducks caught in it.

The same time next morning the old man sees the boy walk by carrying what looks like a long reed with something fuzzy on the end.

“Hey boy, whatcha got there?” he shouts.

“A pussy willow,” the boy yells back.

“Hold on,” says the old man, “I’ll get my hat.”

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