Farmer Jack lives on a quiet rural highway but as time went by, the traffic slowly built up and eventually got so heavy and so fast that his free range chickens were being run over, at a rate of three to six a week.
So Farmer Jack talked to his nephew, Chad, the Deputy Sheriff, who lived at the bottom of the hill below Jack to complain, "You've got to do something about all these people driving so fast and killing all my chickens," he said to his nephew.
"What do you want me to do?" asked the deputy.
"I don't care, just do something about those crazy drivers!"
So the next day Chad had the Council erect a sign that read:
Three days later Farmer Jack called his nephew and said, "You've
still got to do something about these drivers. The school crossing' sign seems to make them go even faster!"
So again, they put up a new sign: SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY.
That really sped them up. So Farmer Jack called and said, "Your signs are no good. Can I put up my own sign?"
In order to get Farmer Jack off his back said "Sure. Put up your own sign."
The phone calls to the Police Station stopped, but curiosity got the better of the Officer, so he called Farmer Jack, "How is the problem with the speeding drivers, did you put up your sign?" "Oh, I sure did and not one chicken has been killed."
The policeman was really curious and thought he'd better go out and take a look at the sign. He also thought the sign might be something the Police could use elsewhere to slow drivers down.
So he drove out to Farmer Jack's house. His jaw dropped the moment he saw the sign.
Slow Down and Watch for Chicks!
I'll be back later with pictures for today. Keep Smiling!