The Bronze Rat....

COLTCOLT Member, Moderator Posts: 12,620 ******
edited April 2006 in General Discussion

A tourist walks into a curio shop in San Francisco. Looking around at
everything, he notices a very life like life-sized bronze statue of a
rat. It has no price tag, but is so striking that he decides he must
have it. He takes it to the owner and asks, "How much for the bronze
rat?" The owner replies, "$12 for the rat and $100 for the story". The
tourist gives the man $12 and says, "I'll just take the rat, you can
keep the story."
As he walks down the street carrying his bronze rat, he notices that a
few real rats have crawled out of the alleys and sewers and begun
following him down the street.
This is disconcerting, and he begins walking faster. But within a
couple of blocks, the herd of rats behind him has grown to hundreds, and
they begin squealing. He begins to trot toward the Bay, looking
around to see that the rats now number in the MILLIONS, and a re squ
ealing and coming toward him faster and faster. Concerned, even scared,
he runs to the edge of the Bay, and throws the bronze rat as far out
into the water as he can. Amazingly, the millions of rats all jump
into the Bay after it and are all drowned. The man walks back to the
curio shop.
"Ah ha," says the owner, "you have come back for the story?" "No," says
the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze Mexican, a bronze
Muslim cleric, a bronze Democrat, & anything French."




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