Sunday, 28 March 2010

Fencepost tortoise.

Now you know I'm not normally one to air my political views but I love this little anecdote/story so much that I felt like sharing.


While stitching up the hand of a 75 year old Devon farmer, who cut it on a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Gordon Brown, his appointment as Prime Minister and his delusion that he commanded the armed forces.

"Well, you know," drawled the old farmer, "this Brown fellow is what they call a fencepost tortoise."
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a fencepost tortoise was.
The old farmer said, "When you're driving along a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that's called a fencepost tortoise."

The old farmer saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain,
"You know he didn't get up there by himself, he definitely doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up there, and you just have to wonder what kind of idiot put him up there in the first place."

I know we all have our views and opinions and this comes a little close to mine, please don't be offended :)

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Well said my dear...I totally undrestand..we have several of those kind of tortoises here too! Funny that!!Hugs, Sarah

Bovey Belle said...

ABSOLUTELY my dear - never were truer words spoken!

PG said...

Only a Devonian could come up with something so brilliant!

Gemma Mortlock said...

Ha ha love it! This is brilliant! xx