Posted by Testy (22.214.171.124) on October 15, 2000 at 05:20:04:
Supposedly this really happened, thought you might enjoy it.
Calvin Cooledge was a US president in the remote past who was renowned for his dry humor, commonly known as "Silent Cal."
Anyway, Mr. Cooledge and his wife were touring one of the first commercial chicken farms in the US. They were in separate parties, each with a guide and secret-service agents. There were thousands of chickens running around. Mr. and Mrs. Cooledge were both elderly and evidently Mrs. Cooledge had some thoughts about that.
Mrs. Cooledge asked the guide, "Sir, there are thousands of hens, how many roosters are there on this farm?"
"Only the one, maam" the guide responded.
"And how many times each day does he uhhh 'do his duty?'" she asked.
"Oh, dozens of times each day, maam."
"Well," she responded, "Please go and tell THAT to Mr. Cooledge!"
They did, and Calvin thought for a few minutes, "So, the same hen every time?" he asked.
"No sir, never the same hen twice." the guide responded.
Then please go and tell THAT to Mrs. Cooledge!"
All the best.
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