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|08-28-2008, 02:15 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Owyhee County, Idaho
The Bronze Rat
A man walked into a curio shop in
Galveston, Texas. Looking around at the exotica, he
noticed a very life-like, life-sized Bronze statue of a rat. It had no
price tag but it looked so striking that he decided he must have it.
He took it to the owner and asked,
"How much is the bronze rat?"
"Twelve dollars for the rat, a
hundred dollar restocking charge if you bring it back," said the owner.
The man gave the shop owner twelve
dollars. "I'll take the rat and I won't be bringing it back."
As he walked down the street carrying
the bronze rat, he noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of
and sewers and they began following him down the street. This was a bit
disconcerting, so he began to walk little bit faster.
Within a couple of blocks, the group
of rats behind him grew to over a hundred and they began squealing. He
started to trot towards the Harbor.
He took a nervous look around and saw
that the rats numbered in the thousands, maybe in the millions and
they were all squealing and coming towards him faster and faster.
Terrified, he ran to the edge of the
water and threw the bronze rat as far out into the Harbor as he
Amazingly, the millions of rats all
jumped into the water after it and they all drowned.
The man walked back to the curio
shop. "Aha," said the owner, "You're bringing it
"Actually, no," said the man.
"I came back to see how much you
wanted for that little bronze Mexican over there."
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Those that matter won't mind and those that mind don't matter.
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|08-28-2008, 12:45 PM||#2|
Advanced Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleaning my Thompson in The Foothills of the Ozark Mountains
Re: The Bronze Rat
Hmmmmm .... wonder if that would work with a statue of Obama ?
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