Another of God’s Creatures,

Posted on 25/05/2011 by


The lowly Chicken. Courtesy of TNREBEL another

Who gets the Egg

There was once a Scotsman and an Englishman who lived next door to each other. The
Scotsman owned a hen and each morning would look in his garden and pick up one
of his hen’s eggs for breakfast. One day he looked into his garden and saw that
the hen had laid an egg in the Englishman’s garden. He was about to go next door
when he saw the Englishman pick up the egg. The Scotsman ran up to the
Englishman and told him that the egg belonged to him because he owned the

The Englishman disagreed because the egg was laid on his

They argued for a while until finally the Scotsman said, “In my
family we normally solve disputes by the following actions: I kick you in the
balls and time how long it takes you to get back up, then you kick me in the
balls and time how long it takes for me to get up; whoever gets up quicker wins
the egg.”

The Englishman agreed to this and so the Scotsman found his
heaviest pair of boots and put them on. He took a few steps back, then ran
toward the Englishman and kicked him as hard as he could in the balls. The
Englishman fell to the floor clutching his nuts, howling in agony for 30

Eventually the Englishman stood up and said, “Now it’s my turn
to kick you.”

The Scotsman said, “Keep the damn egg.”


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