Yom Kippur Service
There was this farmer who once came to the Yom Kippur service. He noticed
that everyone bowed down to the ground with a tallis over their head,
during the Aleinu prayer. He asked some people what was going on. The
people, being somewhat jokers, answered that during the time they bow
down, they take a quick bite to eat.
So, the next year, the farmer, believing them was prepared. When the
congregation bowed down, he had a drumstick of chicken ready. When
everyone got up, the farmer was still down on the ground, tallis over his
head. Everyone wondered. What this some pious person? So, when he finally
got up, the rabbi approaches him and asks in a somewhat awed tone, "What's
The farmer looked quizzicaly at the rabbi and replied, "What? Well, some
people are fast eaters and some people are slow eaters!"