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06-06-06, 12:19 AM #1
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-size
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
you bring it back," said the owner.
The man gave the shop owner twelve dollars. "I'll take the rat; And I
be bringing it back."
As he walked down the street carrying the bronze rat, he noticed that a
real rats had crawled out of alleys and sewers, and began following him
the street. This was a bit disconcerting, so he began to walk a little
faster. Within a couple of blocks, the group of rats behind him grew to
a hundred, and they began squealing. He started to trot towards the
He took a nervous look around and saw they were all squealing and
towards him faster and faster.
Terrified, he ran to the edge of the water and threw the bronze rat as
out into the Harbor as he could.
Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the water after it, and
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 want for
little bronze Mexican over there ."
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat
"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway
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06-06-06, 12:53 AM #2
lol, funnyDon't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things!
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