Once upon a time there was a farmer who owned a large number of chickens and
made money by selling chickens to a local distributing company. The farmer
wanted to increase his business, and so went to market to buy another rooster.
"This rooster," assured the vendor, "is my best. He's virile and energetic
and will take care of all your chickens!" The farmer, delighted at this,
bought the rooster and returned to his farm. He set the rooster loose among
his hen houses and, sure enough, the rooster enthusiastically went to work.
It wasn't too long, however, before the rooster finished off all the hens and
began on the few geese and ducks that were on the farm. "If you keep up this
rate," warned the farmer, "you'll screw yourself to death!" The rooster,
however, scoffed at the farmer and continued at an increased speed. The next
morning, the farmer was doing his chores when he noticed several buzzards in
the sky circling over something. He headed out behind the barn, and sure
enough there was the rooster, flat on his back, with eyes closed. The farmer
shook his fist at the motionless body and cursed, shouting "I knew it! I told
you so! I knew you'd screw yourself to death!" The rooster turned his head
toward the farmer, opened one eye, and winked. "Shhh!" he said, pointing to
the birds above. "I think they're coming down."