wfcwBefore you vote in the upcoming election, remember this ...

Sarah was in the fertilized egg business. She had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to service them.
She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.
To monitor their performance she bought some tiny bells and attached them to her roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so she could tell from a distance which rooster was performing.
Now, she could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.
Sarah's favourite rooster was a fine specimen called Old Butch. But one morning she noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all. When she went to investigate, she saw the other roosters busily chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing with pullets alarmed by the bells running for cover.
Meanwhile, to Sarah's amazement, Old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job, and walk quietly on to surprise the next one.
Sarah was so proud of Old Butch, she entered him in a Show and he became an overnight sensation. The judges not only awarded Old Butch the "No Bell Peace Prize" they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.
Clearly Old Butch was a politician in the making.  Who else but a politician could figure out how to win by sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?
Vote carefully. You can't always hear the bells.

Submitted by a New Zealand reader
September 2017