Think twice while you're watching out for your behind!!!
A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his
wife opening a package; what food might it contain?
He was aghast to discover that it was a mouse trap!
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning,
"There is a mouse trap in the house, there is a mouse trap in the
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said,
"Mr. Mouse, I can tell you this is a grave concern to you, but it is of
no consequence to me; I cannot be bothered by it."
The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mouse trap in the
"I am so very sorry Mr. Mouse," sympathized the pig, "but there is
nothing I can think of to do about it. Surely someone else will step
in to help."
The mouse turned to the cow, who replied, "Like wow, Mr. Mouse, a
mouse trap; am I in grave danger, Duh?"
So the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected to face the
farmer's mouse trap alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout the house, like the sound
of a mouse trap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what
In the darkness, she did not see that it was a venomous snake whose
tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer's wife.
The farmer rushed her to the hospital.
She returned home with a fever. Now everyone knows you treat a fever
with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for
the soup's main ingredient.
His wife's sickness continued so that friends and neighbors came to sit
with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.
The farmer's wife did not get well, in fact, she died, and so many
people came for her funeral the farmer had the cow slaughtered to
provide meat for all of them to eat.
So the next time you hear that someone is facing a problem
and think that it does not concern you, remember that when
the least of us is threatened, we are all at risk.
And so it may be with Germany, France and Belgium one day .........