Monday, May 31, 2010

i-TFTD #283: The Safest Risk

i-TFTD #283: The Safest Risk

A backwoods farmer, sitting on the steps of his tumbledown shack, was approached by a stranger who stopped for a drink of water.

"How's your wheat coming along?" asked the stranger.

"Didn't plant any."

"Really? I thought this was good wheat country."

"Afraid it wouldn't rain."

"Oh. Well, how's your corn crop?"

"Ain't got any," said the farmer.

"Didn't you plant any corn, either?"

"Nope, 'fraid of corn blight."

"For heaven's sake," said the stranger. "What did you plant?"

"Nothin'," said the farmer. "I just played it safe."

Think of any situation when you chose safety and rethink whether it was this farmer's kind of safety.

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