The Death Of The Barn Essay

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Not too long ago I heard a story of a traveling sales rep that had a tire blow out late in the night. He found himself stranded, so he walked to the nearest farm house to ask for a place to sleep for the night. He knocked on the door and an old farmer answered; after a brief conversation, the farmer said, "I can put you up for one night, but you 'll have to stay in the barn"; the salesman, not having many options, agreed and wandered to the barn. Early the next morning the farmer came in, and said, "Were you comfortable?" The salesman replied, "I had a great time; I talked to all the animals." The farmer replied astounded, "You talked to the animals?" The salesman said, "Yeah I spoke to the chickens--they say you collect the eggs every morning exactly at five minutes after six." The farmer replied, "That 's exactly right." The salesman continued, "The horse told me his name is Jessie, and you 've owned him for 15 years." The farmer, who was shocked, said, "That 's incredible!" The salesman continues, saying, "I spoke to the cow, and she said that her name is Elsie, and you milk her every morning at exactly 8:30. And then I spoke to the sheep..." And immediately, cutting the salesman off in midsentence, the farmer yelled, "Those sheep are lying!" Isn 't it true that we hear lies every day? Just think about it. Visit a hospital and you 'll hear a lie: "The doctor will be with you in a minute." Visit a dentist and you 'll hear a lie: "This won 't hurt a bit." Visit a car

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