A retiring farmer needed to rid his farm of animals in preparation for selling his land.
So, he decided to go to every house in his town. To the households where the husband was the boss, he gave a horse. To the households 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?” the farmer asked.
“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, “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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