The Farmer and The Old Lady

A farmer stopped by the local garage to have his truck fixed. They couldn’t do it while he waited, so he said he didn’t live far away and would walk home. On the way home he stopped at the shops and bought a bucket and gallon of paint. He then called at a friends farm and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling he now had a problem – how to carry his entire purchases home? While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost.

She asked, “Can you tell me how to get to 16 Mockingbird Lane ? “The farmer said, “Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that address. I’d walk you there if I didn’t have this lot to carry. “The old lady 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 an d carry the goose in your other hand? “Why thank you very much,” he said and proceeded to walk her home. On the way he said “Let’s take my short cut and go down this alley. We’ll be there in no time. “The little old lady looked at him cautiously then said, “I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won’t hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and have your way with me? “The farmer said, “Hang on a minute lady! I’m carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How on earth could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that? “The old lady replied, “Well put the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I’ll hold the chickens.”