A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife
opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover
that it was a mouse trap. Retreating to the farmyard the mouse proclaimed
the warning: “There is a mouse trap in the house, a mouse trap in the house!
“The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Excuse me,
Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no
consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mouse trap in the
house, a mouse trap in the house!” “I am so very sorry Mr. Mouse,”
sympathized the pig, “but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be
assured that you are in my prayers.” The mouse turned to the cow. She said,
“Like wow, Mr. Mouse. A mouse trap. Like I am in grave danger. Duh…NOT!”

So the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the
farmer’s mouse trap alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the
house, like the sound of a mouse trap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife
rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see that it was
a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s

The farmer rushed her to the hospital. She returned home with a fever. Now
everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took
his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. His wife’s
sickness continued so that friends and neighbors came to sit with her around
the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer’s wife did not get well and a few days later she passed away. So
many people came for her funeral, that the farmer had the cow slaughtered,
to provide meat for all of them to eat. So the next time you hear that
someone is facing a problem and think that it does not concern you, remember
that when there is a mouse trap in the house, the whole farmyard is at risk.

— Author Unknown

About Roger Overweg

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