Father Wouldn't Like It
A clergyman walking down a country lane and sees a young farmer struggling
to load hay back onto a cart after it had fallen off.
"You look hot, my son," said the cleric. "why don't you rest a moment, and
I'll give you a hand."
"No thanks," said the young man. "My father wouldn't like it."
"Don't be silly," the minister said. "Everyone is entitled to a break. Come
and have a drink of water."
Again the young man protested that his father would be upset. Losing his
patience, the clergyman said, "Your father must be a real slave driver.
Tell me where I can find him and I'll give him a piece of my mind!"
"Well," replied the young farmer, "he's under the load of hay."