Trying to get his ball back in play, he ended up thrashing just about every buttercup in the patch..
All of a sudden… POOF! In a flash and puff of smoke, a little old woman appeared. She said, “I’m Mother Nature!
Do you know how long it took me to make those buttercups?
Just for doing what you have done, you won’t have any butter for your popcorn for the rest of your life; better still, you won’t have any butter for your toast for the rest of your life. As a matter of fact, you’ll never have any butter for anything the rest of your life!”
Then POOF! … She was gone!
After Tom recovered from the shock, he hollered for his friend, “Dave, where are you?”
Dave yells back, “I’m over here in the pussy willows.”
Tom shouts back, ‘DON’T SWING, DAVE; FOR GOD’S SAKE, DON’T SWING!!!!!!