Monday, April 23, 2012

Any old cock will do a Priests lament

The priest in a small Irish village had a rooster 
and ten hens  he kept in the hen house 
behind the church. 
               One Sunday morning, before mass, he
went to feed the birds and discovered
that the cock was missing.

He knew about cock fights in
the village, so he questioned
his parishioners in church.

During mass, he asked the congregation,

'Has anybody got a cock? ' 

    
 All the men stood up. 
'No, no, ' he said, 'that wasn't what I meant.
Has anybody seen a cock? '
  All the women stood up.

   'No, no, ' he said, ' that wasn't what I meant.
Has anybody seen a cock that
doesn't belong to them? ' 
  Half the women stood up.

 'No, no, ' he said, 'that wasn't what I meant. 
Has anybody seen MY cock? ' 

 Sixteen altar boys, two priests 
and a goat stood up.
  
The priest fainted.