The only cow in a small town in Arkansas stopped giving milk. The
people did some research and found they could buy a cow in North
Carolina, for $200.00.
They bought the cow from N. C. and the cow was wonderful. It
produced lots of milk all of the time, and the people were pleased
and very happy.
They decided to acquire a bull to mate with the cow and produce more
cows like it. They would never have to worry about their milk
supply again They bought a bull and put it in the pasture with their
However, whenever the bull came close to the cow, the cow would move away.
No matter what approach the bull tried, the cow would move away from
the bull and he could not succeed in his quest. The people were
very upset and decided to ask the local Vet; who was very wise; what to do.
They told the Vet what was happening. "Whenever the bull approaches
our cow, she moves away. If he approaches from the back, she moves forward.
When he approaches her from the front, she backs off. An approach
from the side and she walks away to the other side."
The Vet thinks about this for a minute and asked, "Did you buy this
cow in North Carolina?"
The people were dumbfounded, since they had never mentioned where
they bought the cow. "You are truly a wise Vet," they said. "But
how did you know we got the cow in North Carolina?"
The Vet replied with a distant look in his eye; "My wife is from