A retiring farmer decided that it would be too much like hard work to hold a livestock sale, and so he planned to give his animals away to his neighbors.
He needed to rid his farm of animals, in preparation for selling his land, so he went to every house in his town, giving away his horses and chickens.
To the houses where the husband was the boss, he gave a horse, and to the houses where the wife was the boss, he gave a chicken.
When the farmer arrived at the end of the street, he met a couple who were outside gardening.
“Who’s the boss around here?” he asked them.
“I am,” replied the man.
“Well, then, I have a black horse and a brown horse”, the farmer said. “Which one would you like?”
The man thought for a minute and said, “I’ll have the black one.”
“No, no, no… the brown one,” interrupted the man’s wife.
The farmer shook his head and remarked to the man, “Here’s your chicken”.
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