A small town man decides to go to the city.
He’s a self sufficient guy so this is a rare occurrence, however finding himself low on essentials he decides there’s nothing for it and heads in.
Being something of a special occasion he takes his youngest child with him, thinking it was the perfect chance to show off his knowledge of the world outside to an eager audience.
On the trip in, they chatter away until they arrive at their first stop, the bakery.
Pulling up, the little one excitedly asks where they are.
“Why this is John the Baker, youngest. You see, when Dad doesn’t make any bread, John makes it for him.”
The little one stares at him wide eyed and asks “is it as good as yours?” With a small grin he replies “No, mine is better!” And off he went to get the bread.
Arriving at their next stop, the little one again queries where they are.
“Why this is Ted’s Liquor store, youngest.
You see, when Dad doesn’t make any beer, Ted makes it for him.”
The little one stares at him, thinking hard, and asks “is it as good as yours?” With a bigger grin he replies “no, mine is better!” and off he went to get some beer.
At their final stop, the butcher’s shop, the little one thinks the world makes a lot more sense now.
“So then Dad…” his smallest child begins, and looks at him expectantly. “Yes that’s right little one.
This is Tom the Butcher. And when Dad hasn’t made any sausages….” he trails off. “… Tom makes them for you?” She asks hesitantly.
“Yes that’s right! You are a smart one!” He exclaimed. “And yours are better!!” She shouts.
Beaming with pride he says “Exactly!” And away he goes to collect some sausages from Tom.
On the road home they pass the postal truck coming the other way.
“Hey Dad!” Exclaimed the little one. “It’s Pete the Postman!” “Yes that’s right” said the farmer, but sensing what comes next he quickly continued “but we need Pete, your Dad is a farmer and can do a lot of things but I can’t do what Pete does.”
“Oh yes!” she replied, “Mum says so too!”