Three Texans were in a bar throwing back a few, while they were discussing the meaning of life.
The conversation grew deeper and deeper when one of the gents started talking about reincarnation.
The trio started considering the possibility of the existence of this phenomenon and what each would prefer to come back as given the choice.
The first cowboy said, “Well I think if I had my ‘druthers I’d come back as a big Brahman bull.”
The other two contemplated this choice and inquired as to why a bull.
“Well,” he said, “If I was a bull all I would have to do would be to lie around, eat and sleep all day.
My women would be brought to me, and my owner would be paid for my services.
That seem like a pretty good life to me.”
His two buddies both agreed that sounded like a good way to go through life, but one thought he could improve on it.
He said, “I’d rather come back as a range bull.”
“A range bull, why a range bull?”
“Well,” he said, “If I was a range bull it would be much the same as the life Leroy was talking’ ’bout.
All I would have to do all day is lie around, eat and sleep, but I wouldn’t have no fences to hold me back, and I would have my choice of all the women on the range.
That seems like the best life to me.”
Leroy nodded in agreement.
Just then lo’ Charlie spoke up.
“Naw,” he said as he shook his head, “Y’all got it all wrong.
I’d rather come back as a whale.”
“A whale, why in tar-nation would you want to come back as a whale?” They were amazed at Charlie’s statement.
Charlie just grinned and said, “Can you imagine having a seven foot tongue and being’ able to breathe out of the top of your head?”