9/16 In-Class Writing

Groupmates: Kadi

Passage 1:

A man from the city came to visit a small farm, and saw a farmer feeding his pigs in a very strange way. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree, then the pig would eat the apples directly off the tree. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was full, then he would start again with another pig.

The man from the city was pretty puzzled; he watched for quite a while. He finally said, “What a strange way to feed pigs! It’s a waste of time! You could save a whole lot of time if you just shook the apples off the tree, and let the pigs eat them from the ground!”. The farmer looked puzzled and replied, “What’s time to a pig?”.

Passage 2:

A young man was waiting in line at the bank, and had developed a loud case of hiccups; they continued to get worse. He could hardly speak while handing the teller his to cash his check.

The teller started typing numbers into the computer. He looked up and frowned saying, “I can’t cash your check”.

The man was shocked. “Why not?”, he asked.

“The computer indicates you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount,” she said, “In fact, our records show that your account is overdrawn by more than $5000.00”.

“It can’t be!”, cried the man, “You’ve got to be kidding!”

“You’re right, I am” she replied while smiling. She said, while counting out his cash, “You notice that your hiccups are gone though!”

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