Little Johnny the farm boy comes down to breakfast. His mother asks if he’s done his chores. “Not yet,” says Johnny. His mother tells him there’ll be no breakfast till the chores are done. A sullen Johnny goes to feed the chickens, and he kicks a chicken. He goes to feed the cows, and he kicks a cow. He goes to feed the pigs, and he kicks a pig.
At the breakfast table his mother gives him dry cereal. “How come I don’t get any eggs and bacon? Why don’t I have any milk in my cereal?” he whines. Says his mother: “I saw you kick a chicken so you don’t get any eggs for a week. I saw you kick the pig therefore you don’t get any bacon for a week either. I also saw you kick the cow so for a week you aren’t getting any milk.”
Just then, his father comes down for breakfast and kicks the cat halfway across the kitchen. Little Johnny looks up at his mother and with a sly smile says:
“Are you going to tell him, or shall I?”