Three little pigs went to the market to stock
up for the future.
The first little pig liked chips so he went to
the DOW market. He was told by everyone you
could always rely on their products. They were
always good. The manager told him you could put
them away and forget about them.
The second little pig liked spicy things. He
shopped at the NASDAQ market where they had
unusual products. He said that his purchases
were good to put away even though they had some
strange ingredients. He took his home and said
he did not need to worry about them even though
others had told him to be careful.
The third little pig went to both of those
markets. He would pinch the tomatoes and squeeze
the Charmin. He was a very careful shopper. Many
times he would put things in his shopping cart,
but later take them out because they were not
Our first little piggy brought home his
purchases, put them away and many times forget
about them. The store manager had told him they
would always be good and he believed him so he
did not bother to check on them periodically.
When the second pig got home he also put the
things he picked out at the market on his shelf
and would brag to his friends about the great
things he would have in the future when he was
ready to retire. He would have more than he
would ever need. He rarely looked in the pantry,
but once in a while he knew that one of the
products was spoiling. That didn’t worry him
either, as he knew they would still be fine some
time in the future when he wanted them.
The third little guy put his purchases away,
but regularly checked to see that they were all
right. If one of them was not “just right” he
would take it back to the market. Our third pig
made sure that none of his market purchases went
Time passed and our first little pig got to the
point that he needed to start eating out of his
savings. To his dismay he found many of his
guaranteed chips has spoiled. There were still
enough there so he could eat, but not the way he
Our second pig also no longer bought at the
market, but when he went to the pantry he found
almost all of his purchases had become rotten.
In order to eat at all he had to take a job at
Wal-Mart as a greeter.
Mr. Third Pig’s purchases all were good because
every month he had checked to be sure nothing
was going bad and if it was he would get rid of
it right away. He was able to enjoy being at
home or playing golf because his pantry was
It seems it doesn’t make any difference where
our 3 pigs did their shopping