A Chick Story
Farmer John lived on a quiet rural highway, but as the years went by, traffic
slowly built up to an alarming rate.
The traffic was so heavy and so fast that his
chickens were being run over at a rate of three to six a day.
Farmer John called the sheriff’s office and said,
“You’ve got to do something about all
of these people driving so fast and killing all of my chickens!”
Shortly, a sign was put up that said:
SLOW: SCHOOL CROSSING
Three days later Farmer John called the sheriff
and said, “The sign seems to make them go even faster.”
A new sign was put up the next day that said:
SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY
Farmer John called again and said, “Your signs are doing no good! Can I put up my own sign?”
The sheriff told him, “Sure thing, put up your own sign.”
The sheriff got no more calls from Farmer John.
Three weeks later, curiosity got the best of the Sheriff and he decided to give Farmer John a call.
“Did you put up your sign?”
“Oh, I sure did. And not one chicken has been killed since then.”
The sign read:
Go slow and watch out for chicks!