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Bronze Rat

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by sniper-66, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    A tourist walks into a curio shop in San Francisco. Looking around
    at everything, he notices a very lifelike 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 are squealing 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 democrat, a
    muslim or anything French."
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