Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Bucket, a Can of Paint, Two Chickens, and a Goose

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Bucket, a Can of Paint, Two Chickens, and a Goose

Article excerpt

A FARMER stopped by the local mechanic's shop to have his truck fixed.

They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would just walk home. On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket, and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. He now had a problem - how to carry his purchases home.

While he was scratching his head he was approached by a mature lady who told him she was lost. She asked, 'Can you tell me how to get to Mockingbird Lane?'

The farmer said, 'Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that house. I would walk you there but I can't carry this lot.'

The woman suggested, 'Why don't you put the can of paint in the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand? …

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