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January 10, 2011 / theoldsilly

Life Finally Explained

On the first day, God created the dog and said, “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.”

The dog said, “That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten?”

So God agreed …

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, “Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.”

The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?”

And God agreed …

On the third day, God created the cow and said, “You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer’s family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.”

The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?”

And God agreed again …


On the fourth day, God created humans and said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.”

But the human said, “Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?”

“Okay,” said God. “You asked for it.”

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I received this in a Divine Transmission whilst surfing the net, and I’m passing it on as a public service.

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  1. Elizabeth Spann Craig / Jan 10 2011 6:45 am

    I’m glad to have it finally explained to me! Ha! Lots of truth here. 🙂

    • theoldsilly / Jan 10 2011 4:50 pm

      LOL, yeah – maybe TOO much truth!? 😉

  2. Karen Walker / Jan 10 2011 9:33 am

    Good one, Old Silly. And I think it’s the truth.

  3. Yvonne Lewis / Jan 10 2011 9:34 am

    Most interesting I’ll show my son this .
    Hope this reaches you as I sent email about my lack of comments.


    • theoldsilly / Jan 10 2011 4:51 pm

      I got your email, Yvonne – glad we reconnected … I’ll be stopping by your blog soon, too.

  4. Stephen Tremp / Jan 10 2011 12:18 pm

    This is the Theory of Everything!!! Eureka my friend.

  5. Mason Canyon / Jan 10 2011 12:57 pm

    Oh this is a keeper. Now it all makes sense. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Thoughts in Progress

  6. Alex J. Cavanaugh / Jan 10 2011 2:18 pm

    Now I know!

    • theoldsilly / Jan 10 2011 4:53 pm

      Yuup – really quite simple once you really look at ti, hmm? 😉

  7. karenfrommentor / Jan 11 2011 10:13 pm

    Wow, I got shortchanged on the first twenty, maybe I can play some while sitting on the porch….


  8. Jane Kennedy Sutton / Jan 12 2011 11:06 am

    I love simple explanations to complex issues – and this one certainly makes sense! )

  9. tashabud / Jan 13 2011 11:25 am

    This is really good. Now I know why I’m in the situation I’m in. Unfortunately, instead of intertaining the grandkids, I’m raising them. All 3 of them. They give me no time to write or blog.

    Thanks for the laughs,

  10. Leeuna / Jan 15 2011 2:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us, Marvin. Now I understand why I act like a monkey sometimes. 😀

  11. Connie Arnold / Jan 19 2011 8:33 pm

    Ha, that’s a good one, Marvin!

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