Today's #jokeoftheday is about two boys who settled under a big tree within the cemetery, and while they cracked nuts for themselves, they got passerby confused.
Two boys who lived in a small town visited the cemetery just on the outskirts of the town. The duo settled under a big pecan tree that was inside the cemetery walls.
The little boys had a bucket full of nuts and started cracking each nut. To make sure no one got cheated, the duo counted each cracked nut and accounted for it by saying, "One for you, one for me."
A photo of a cemetery gate | Photo: Shutterstock
The boys heartily counted their cracked nuts while mentioning who owned what nut. This went on for a while as the boys became oblivious to what was happening outside the cemetery fence.
Soon enough, another boy rode by on his bicycle, and while he was about driving past the cemetery, he thought he heard voices. The young boy stopped riding to pay closer attention to the sound.
He listened for a while, hearing the words, "One for you, and one for me," and without checking further, he was sure about what he heard. The youngsters panicked and quickly rode off with his bicycle.
As he frantically rode to get away from the cemetery, he accosted an old man gingerly walking on the road and beckoned on him. The boy quickly called out and asked the man to go with him.
The old man scolded, letting the boy know he could not walk fast and for so long. The boy explained what happened, "you won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls!"
The man found it incredible and also declined to go to the cemetery, but the boy insisted, and he yielded. When they got back to the graveyard, the voices were still on and counting.
It also dawned on the man that indeed, the lord and the devil were dividing souls. The duo peeped into the place to get a glimpse of God, but they couldn't. They kept trying to see into the cemetery to no avail.
They also listened to the voices until the old man and the boy heard the words, "That's all. Now let's go get those nuts by the fence, and we'll be done…" News was that the old man's speed was a good half-mile of a head start before the boy on the bike passed him.