The Chicken at Hardees in North Carolina
This story remined me of an experience I had while living in Iowa City, IA. Many, many years ago when we lived in Iowa City I was going to work one day down one of the busiest street and intersection in Iowa City. If anyone knows Iowa City it was Benton and Riverside. A rooster crossed in front of me through the intersection. I get to work and tell the tale to my co-workers. My boss tells me I saw no chicken. A few days later he tell me I was not wrong. While sitting at the same intersection with his wife and kids at McDonalds his wife goes to the kids "maybe today we will see the chicken." End of story. Didn't see him after that.
But I got a better one. A friend of mine moved to Conneticut. They were allowed so many chickens to raise. It just so happened they ended up with two roosters. Roosters being roosters like to be the only one. So the one rooster beat the crap out of the other rooster. Thinking the rooster was a goner, my friend threw it in the chicken coop so it could have a peaceful death. Like Lazarus, it was gone the next day. So, we forget about the rooster thinking it wandered away and got ate. Several weeks later the cops showed up. "You got chickens?" Yes, replied my friend but only the number we are allowed. "Well, we got a chicken problem down the road and we need your help." Lazarus was alive and well and being fed by people living in a apartment complex and someone complained. Crowing I assume. Usually why they loose their heads first. Well, my friend knew he could do little. These things can get very high in a tree when they roost and run like the dickens. They resorted to trying to tazer it. That didn't work. So after three days my friend didn't hear anymore from the police and assume they gave up. They moved back to Iowa to their acreage, brought the obnoxious rooster and the hen they could not leave behind because she laid eggs so good. In fact, all the way back home.
This is true.