It’s too late in the day to call a tow truck, so they walk up the road to a small farmhouse to ask for help.
They knock on the door and the farmer warmly greets them. They explain the situation and he says that he doesn’t have he necessary equipment to tow them, but if they would like to stay, he has spare room for only two of them in the house. One would have to sleep in the barn.
Since they really have no option, the three men argue for a bit over who would be the one to sleep in the barn. The Jewish man volunteers to sleep in the barn and they all go to their respective beds.
About an hour later, there is a knock on the door. The farmer opens the door and finds the Jewish man who says “Forgive me for this. I didn’t realize that there was a pig in the barn. I simply cannot stay there tonight.” The farmer, understanding of this issue, says that it’s fine, but there is still only room for two people in the house. So they all are awake and they argue again over who will sleep in the barn. This time the Hindu man says he will sleep in the barn. They all go to bed again.
Another hour passes and then comes another knock on the door. The farmer, slightly annoyed this time, opens the door to find the Hindu man, who apologetically says, “I didn’t realize there was a cow in the barn. I cannot sleep there.” Again, everybody is awake and there is not even an argument this time. The aggravated lawyer says, “Fine! Since you two are so picky, I guess I’ll just sleep in the barn!” And they all go to bed again.
An hour passes, yet another knock on the door…
It’s the pig and the cow.