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A farmer stopped by the local mechanic shop to have his truckfixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far andwould just walk home. On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and boughta bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked upa couple of chickens and a goose.

However, struggling outside the store he now had a problem -how to carry all his purchases home. While he was scratching his head he was approachedby a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, 'Can you tell me howto get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane?'

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

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

'Why thank you very much,' he said and proceeded to walk theold girl home.

On the way he says 'Let's take my short cut and go down thisalley. We'll be there in no time.'

The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, 'Iam a lonely widow without a husband to defend me… How do I know that when we getin the alley you won't hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and haveyour way with me?'

The farmer said, 'Holy smokes lady! I'm carrying a bucket, agallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly holdyou up against the wall and do that?'

The old lady replied, 'Set the goose down, cover him with thebucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I'll hold the chickens.'

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