The Coolidge Effect

  1. President Calvin Coolidge and his wife allegedly visited a government farm one day and were taken around on separate tours. Mrs. Coolidge, passing the chicken pens, inquired of a supervisor whether the lone rooster was sufficient, given the many hens in the chicken flock.

    "Yes", the man said, "the rooster works very hard."
    Mrs. Coolidge then asked, "Really? The rooster works very hard? Every day?"
    "Oh, yes," the man said. "Dozens of times a day."
    "Interesting!" Mrs. Coolidge replied, "Be sure to tell that to the President!"

    Some time later the President, passing the same pens, was told about the roosters-and about his wife's remark.

    "Same hen every time?", he asked.
    "Oh, no, a different one each time," the supervisor replied.

    "Tell that," Coolidge said with a sly nod, "to Mrs. Coolidge."

  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Roy, where did you get this??? Bwahahahahahaha!!
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    :hatparty: I'll have to tell that one to my husband.

  5. by   muffie
  6. by   nursemary9
    :roll :roll :roll
  7. by   GardenDove
    Cute. I assume it's not a true story?