Homesteader Jackson confessed to his doctor one day that he often got the matin' urge while out in the fields, but was unable to communicate his to his wife, who spent her day back around the barn. And when the day's plowin' was done, he and the missus were jest too tired. As a result, their once happy marriage was no longer satisfying.
He wondered if there was some solution to this problem. This sort of thing was not new to the country doctor, and he recommended that Jackson take a short gun with him into the fields. "Then," the doc advised, "when you get the urge, shoot that gun off as a signal to Mrs. Jackson to come-a-runnin'."
Pleased with this plan, Jackson went home to inform the missus. A week later, the farmer returned, unhappier than ever. "It's muh woman," he cried. "She done died."
"What happened?" the doctor demanded. "We fergot it was squirrel- huntin' season," he moaned. "The pore woman jest run herself to death answerin' all them gunshots."