THE FARMER AND THE PENGUINS
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A farmer, driving into town, sees a big refrigerator truck pulled over to the side of the road, steam rising from the engine. The farmer stops and asks, "Need help?"
The trucker says, "Well, I got engine trouble, and the tow won't be here for hours. I got a crate full of penguins that need to go to the zoo. Listen, I'll pay you forty bucks if you'll take 'em for me."
"Okay... you're on," says the farmer. They transfer the crate of penguins from the refrigerator trailer to the farmer's pickup.
Hours later, the truck driver - his rig repaired - pulls into town. He sees the farmer walking down the street, and waddling along behind are the penguins! The trucker slams on his brakes and shouts, "Hey, what the heck are you doin'? I thought I told you to take them penguins to the zoo!"
The farmer turns and smiles. "I did! Then I had a little money left over, so now we're goin' to the movies."
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