Monday, August 01, 2005

The Bronze Rat

"A woman walks into a curio shop in San Francisco. Looking around, she notices a very lifelike, life sized bronze statue of a rat. It has no price tag, but it is so striking she decides she must have it.

She takes it to the owner: 'How much for the bronze rat?

''Twelve dollars for the rat, a hundred dollars for the story,' says the owner.

The woman gives the shop-owner twelve dollars. 'I'll take the rat, you keep the story.'

As she walks down the street carrying the bronze rat, she notices that a few real rats have crawled out of alleys and sewers and begun following her down the street. This is a bit disconcerting, so she begins walking faster. Within a couple of blocks, the group of rats behind her grows to over a hundred and they begin squealing. She starts to trot towards the bay. She takes a nervous look around and SEES that the rats now number in the thousands--maybe millions--and they are all squealing and coming towards her faster and faster!

Terrified she runs to the edge of the bay and throws the bronze rat as far into the bay as she can. Amazingly the millions of rats all jump into the bay after it and are all drowned.

The woman walks back to the curio shop.

'Ah ha,' says the owner, 'I'll bet you have come back for the story?' 'No,' said the woman, 'I came back to see if you have a bronze republican.'"


Blogger Nicky said...

Ha! That was fucking beautiful...

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 9:47:00 AM  

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