The Case Of The Curious Chicken-Part III
I continue to be still mesmerised by that silly chicken which crossed that road long ago,leaving me and all others perplexed about its real purpose and intention.The number of responses to my Chicken Saga-Part I and Part-II posted earlier,show that the fever seems to have gripped quite a few persons.
I had last left at what Ernest Hemingway had said …… I will now take you along with me to another trip in search of the answer to that immortal (?) question :” Why did the chicken cross the road ?”
Here we go :
George Bush : We are not at all bothered as to why the chicken did as it did and we don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if it crossed on our side or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here. I hope that is clear ! ( Well said,Mr President !)
Al Gore: (Albert Arnold “Al” Gore, Jr. served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He is currently an author, businessperson, and American environmental activist) : I invented the chicken. I invented the road. Therefore the chicken crossing the road represented the application of these two different functions of our Government in a new, reinvented way, designed to bring greater services to the American people. ( Great invention on that side of the universe,I believe.)
Dr. Suess: (An American writer and cartoonist most widely known for his children’s books.) :Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road! But why it crossed,I have not been told! (Alas ! The mystery continues to fox this writer too ! Yes,we aren’t alone to be out-foxed by that chicken !)
Martin Luther King Jr.:Listen ye all:I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.( Yes,its a free world. Here in India,we have several politician friends crossing the floors as and when they feel like.So, whats so significant in the chicken’s road-crossing ?)
My Grandpa: (while having his dinner) In my day, we did not ask why the chicken crossed the road. If someone told us that the chicken had crossed the road, that was good enough for us. (Sonny, will you pass me that leg-piece ! It seems very delicious even to my false teeth !) (Can you chew that?)
Barbara Walters: ( An American journalist, writer, and media personality who has hosted morning television shows) Isn’t that very interesting? In a few moments we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time on this channel , the heart- warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting,(which as you probably know, is to shed periodically part or all of a coat or an outer covering, such as feathers, cuticle, or skin, which is then replaced by a new growth) and went to accomplish its life long dream of crossing the road. Here it is : Live !! ( cluck,cluck,…sorry clap,….clap….!)
The Pope:That is only for God to know.Let us pray and thank the Lord that the chicken crossed the road safely and is alive !
My younger sister’s son’s answer:Uncle,it was probably looking for its babies. It’s so simple.What would a mama chicken do without her little chicks? If a little chick got hit by a car, or got lost on the other side, I think that it would break our heart.So don’t break my heart !
My epic journey continues….
Wait for the next chapter.Cock-a-doodle-doo ! My dame has lost her shoe !