John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called pullets,<br /> and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the<br /> soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and <br /> attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different <br /> tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was <br /> performing. Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency <br /> report by just listening to the bells. John's favorite rooster, Hussein, was a very fine specimen, <br /> but this morning he noticed Hussein's bell hadn't rung at all! When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were <br /> busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, <br /> hearing the roosters coming, could run for cover. To John's amazement, Hussein had his bell in his beak, so it<br /> couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and <br /> walk on to the next one. John was so proud of Hussein, he entered him in the Renfrew<br /> County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the<br /> judges. The result was the judges not only awarded Hussein the <br /> No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the<br /> Pulletsurprise as well. Clearly Hussein was a politician<br /> in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two<br /> of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being <br /> the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them<br /> when they weren't paying attention. Vote carefully, the bells are not always audible.