Disappointed with its size, the woman said, "Have you got one a little bit bigger?" Now, the butcher did not have another chicken, and he certainly did not want to lose this particular sale, especially so late in the day.
Thinking fast, he quickly replied, "Just a minute." He then disappeared into the back room with the chicken, where he promptly plumped it up so that it looked a little bigger.
Returning into the shop, he put it down on the counter and said, "How about this one?" "Fine, fine" said the woman, "I'll take both of them."*
I do not know what the butcher said at that point. There is nothing exactly like getting caught in whopper. But, if he was a believer, then perhaps I know what he thought. He may have thought about what the Bible says in Numbers 32:23: “…you may be sure that your sin will find you out.”
It is important for followers of Jesus Christ to practice integrity; and to be truthful with others. For, as Paul told the Ephesian Christians (4:25): “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” When we do otherwise, we shame ourselves as well as the name of Jesus which we bear.
*SOURCE: This is one of many variations of this joke found on the intenet. It is based on a story found at: