Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? A Friday Funny

By Michelle Malay Carter on May 30, 2008 

Albert Einstein: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road moved beneath the chicken depends on your frame of reference.

Darwin: Chickens, over great periods of time, have been naturally selected in such a way that they are now genetically disposed to cross roads.

Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability.

Captain James T. Kirk: To boldly go where no chicken has gone before.

Social Worker: It crossed the road to be able to understand both sides.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.

Moses: And God came down from the Heavens, and He said unto the chicken, “Thou shalt cross the road.” And the chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing.

Machiavelli: The point is that the chicken crossed the road. Who cares why? The end of crossing the road justifies whatever motive here was.

Freud: The fact that you are at all concerned that the chicken crossed the road reveals your underlying sexual insecurity.

A management consultant: Deregulation of the chicken’s side of the road was threatening its dominant market position. The chicken was faced with significant challenges to create and develop the competencies required for the newly competitive market during the current war for talent. Our consulting firm, in a partnering relationship with the client, helped the chicken by rethinking its physical distribution strategy, implementation processes and talent management system. Using the Poultry Integration Model (PIM), we helped the chicken use its skills, methodologies, knowledge, capital and experiences to align the chicken’s people, processes and technology in support of its overall strategy within a Program Management framework. This was conducive towards the creation of a total business integration solution.

Colonel Sanders: I missed one?

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2 Responses to “Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? A Friday Funny”

  1. dan mccarthy on June 1st, 2008 12:22 pm

    Michelle – thanks for the laughs!

    From a management developer:
    The chicken was seeking a powerful, cross-functional development opportunity.

  2. Michelle Malay Carter on June 1st, 2008 5:38 pm

    Hi Dan,

    I love it! Thanks for the addition.