The Bronze Rat

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  1. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

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    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
    alleys
    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
    could.

    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
    back!"

    "Actually, no," said the man.
    "I came back to see how much you
    wanted for that little bronze Mexican over there."
  2. AL MOUNT

    AL MOUNT Active Member

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    Hmmmmm :rolleyes:.... wonder if that would work with a statue of Obama ?

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