After reading that head line, your probably asking or wondering where is the Mistress going with this one? Well I'm going to tell you. On my way to work today, I pass a gardening center. Today they had a sign out " Baby Chicks are Here". If your not familiar, every year around this time some places sell baby chicks for Easter for the kiddies. Sometimes the poor things are even dyed.
I frown on it myself...I wonder how many die from lack of care and how to raise. But I digress. Also in my family, when someone farts, we always say, " If you can't catch em , shoot em'". I don't know what you call it when someone farts, but they are funny. Anyway.... seeing the sign always reminds me of a story my mother told me when she was in her twenties, and working. She took a bus to and from work when she lived home. Well, one day she was on the bus on a crowd Friday before Easter. At one stop a very large fat lady got on the bus with a box full of chicks for the neighborhood kids. Apparently the bus driver was a Ralph Kramden type. When he went around a corner, the box of chicks tipped over, and the chicks went running all over the bus, while the large lady was all over the bus trying to capture them. When she got to the front, she bent over to grab another, when all of a sudden she shot a loud fart. To which the bus driver said, "That's right lady, if you can't catch em, shoot em!" Well, apparently the whole bus epruted in laughter. Except for the woman. But the joke was on the poor bus driver, because it turned out the woman was the mother of the mayor of Harrisburg at the time and he was fired the following week. Every time I hear the story I laugh hysterical picturing the whole scene. And if you don't think that's funny, I have way more fascinating tales, just you wait.