Farmer John lived on a quiet rural highway west of Little Rock.
But, as time went by, the traffic slowly built up at 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.
So one day Farmer John called the local police station and said,
"You've got to do something about all of these people driving so
fast and killing all of my chickens."
"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 Main Road’s Workers
go out and erected a sign that said:
Three days later Farmer John called the policeman and said,
"You've got to do something about these drivers. The ‘school
crossing' sign seems to make them go even faster!"
So, again, the policeman sends out the Main Roads workers’
and they put up a new sign:
CHILDREN AT PLAY
That really sped them up. So Farmer John called and
called and called every day for three weeks.
Finally, he asked the policeman, "Your signs are doing no
good.. can I put up my own sign?"
The policeman told him, "Sure thing, put up your own sign.."
He was going to let Farmer John do just about anything
in order to get him to stop calling everyday to complain.
The policeman got no more calls from Farmer John.
Three weeks later, curiosity got the best of the policeman
and he decided to give Farmer John a call .. “ How’s the
problem with those drivers. Did you put up your sign?"
"Oh, I sure did,” replied Farmer John, ”and not one chicken
has been killed since then. I've got to go. I'm very busy.."
He hung up the phone.
The policeman was really curious now and he thought to himself,
"I'd better go out there and take a look at that sign … it might
be something that WE could use to slow down drivers..."
So he drove out to Farmer John's house, and his jaw dropped
the moment he saw the sign.
It was spray painted on a sheet of wood.... NUDIST COLONY
Go slow and watch out for chicks!