Thursday, August 10, 2023

The Little Red Hen

For today's gag to work, you might need to know the story of the little red hen. Basically, it's the story of an industrious chicken who does everything from planting some wheat, to harvesting that wheat, milling it, grinding it, and baking it into a loaf of bread. In the end, the chicken eats the bread by herself while the other farm animals watch because she did all the work and they don't deserve any of it. 

I think parents tell this story to their children in hopes of inspiring a strong work ethic. I just came away with it hoping my Mom wouldn't recognize the parallels in our own relationship and leave me to starve.

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