Farmer Jack once lived 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 called the local police station to complain, “You’ve got to do something about all these people driving so fast and killing all my chickens,” he said to the local police officer.
What do you want me to do?” asked the policeman. “I don’t care, just do something about those crazy drivers!” So the next day the policeman had the Council erect a sign that said: SCHOOL CROSSING
Three days later Farmer Jack called the policeman and said, “You’ve still got to do something about these drivers. The ‘school crossing’ sign isn’t working.”
So again, they put up a new sign: SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY
Still no results. 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, the policeman said, “Sure. Put up your own sign.”
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