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Subject: The Bronze Rat
Once Upon A Time There was this Bronze Rat
A tourist walks into a curio shop in San Francisco. Looking
around at the exotica, he notices a very life-like, life-sized
bronze statue of a rat. It has no price tag, but is to striking
he decides he must have it.
He took it to the owner: "How much for the bronze rat?"
"Twelve dollars for the rat, one hundred dollars for the story,"
said the owner.
The tourist gave the man twelve dollars. "I'll just take the
rat, you can keep the story."
As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, he
noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys
and sewers and began following him down the street.
This was disconcerting, he began walking faster.
But within a couple blocks, the herd of rats behind him had
grown to hundreds, and they began squealing. He began to
trot toward the Bay, looking around to see that the rats now
numbered in the MILLIONS, and were squealing and
coming toward him faster and faster.
Concerned, even scared, he ran to the edge of the Bay, and
threw the bronze rat as far out into the Bay as he could.
Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after it,
and were all drowned.
The man walked back to the curio shop. "Aha," said the owner,
"You have come back for the story?"
"No," said the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze
-- James (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 13, 2000
Good one! I thought you were going to say "a bronze lawyer."
-- Laura Jensen (email@example.com), November 13, 2000.
democrat , lawyer Is there any difference???
-- Tom (Calfarm@msn.com), November 14, 2000.
Of course there is: Democrats taste like chicken, whereas lawyers taste like bull. By the way, Reps taste like pork.
-- Soni (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 2000.
Soni, I can ALWAYS depend on you for a good laugh when I need one. Where do you come up with these quips? LOL!!!
btw, thanks for the story, James. I need to lighten up these days!!! I have been WAYYY too serious for my own good... or anyone elses!
-- sheepish (email@example.com), November 15, 2000.