The Easter Turtle

by bekysu



“Roy, do you remember the story about the tortoise and the hare?”


“Yeah, what about it?”


“And a hare is really a rabbit, or in other words a bunny.”


“I guess I can agree with that.”


“Well, I was just thinking . . .”


“Now, that’s a scary thought.”


“Ha, ha.  Sometimes, I think you’re related to Chet.”


“I know I’m gonna regret asking, but what were you thinking?”


“You know how everyone thought the hare was gonna win the race, because everybody knows that rabbits are faster than turtles?”


“Where are you going with all this?”


“If you’ll give me a minute, I’ll tell you.”


“I’m listening.” 


“You are so impatient sometimes.”


“I’m not that impatient.”


“You have everybody fooled with your calm easygoing manner, don’t you?”


“I only get that way around you.  Now will you tell me what you want to tell me?”


“All right already.  Dang, try to express an opinion around here, and get your head bit off.” 


“Out with it.”


“Okay, okay.  You know how the rabbit goofed around, so sure he was gonna win, and then he ended up losing the race?”


“Uh huh.”


“I was just wondering why there’s an Easter Bunny and not an Easter Turtle.”


“That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve every heard.”


“Why’s that?”


“Well, just because.”


“It seems to me that the turtle is more reliable than the bunny.  If the bunny is just gonna goof around and not get the job done of bringing Easter eggs to the kids, then he shouldn’t get the job as the Easter Bunny.”


“Where do you come up with these ideas?”


“It’s only logical, Roy.”


“What’s so logical about an Easter Turtle?”


“There probably wasn’t anything logical about an Easter Bunny at first.  I wonder who came up with that anyway?”






“Don’t bring up the idea of an Easter Turtle in front of my kids.”


“Why not?”


“I’m sure you don’t want to spend the next week hunting through the stores for a chocolate Easter Turtle.”


“You’re right.  Forget I even brought it up.”


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