The Priest's Rooster
The Priest of a small village was very fond of his flock of ten hens and a cockerel.
He kept them in a hen house behind the parish, but one Saturday night,
the cockerel was missing.
The priest, suspecting fowl play, decided to say something about it
at church the next morning.
At Mass, he asked the congregation,
"Has anyone got a cock?"
To which all the men stood up.
He said, somewhat flustered,
"That's not what I meant. Has anybody SEEN a cock?"
To which all the women stood up.
"No, no," he said.
"That's not what I meant either. Has anyone seen a cock that doesn't belong to them?"
To which half of the women stood up.