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The Bronze Rat

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Reef Diver, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. Reef Diver

    Reef Diver PWI

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    A tourist walks into a curio shop in San Francisco. Looking around at the exotics, he notices a very lifelike, life-sized bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but is so striking he decides he must have it. He took it to the owner: "How much for the bronze rat ?" "Twelve dollars for the rat, one hundred dollars for the story," said the owner. The tourist gave the man twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story." As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, he noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and began following him down the street. This was disconcerting, he began walking faster. But within a couple blocks, the herd of rats behind him had grown to h! undreds, and they began squealing. He began to trot toward the Bay,looking around to see that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were squealing and coming toward him faster and faster. Concerned, even scared, he ran to the edge of the Bay, and threw the bronze rat as far out into the Bay as he could. Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into he Bay after it, and were all drowned. The man walked back to the curio shop. "Ah ha," said the owner, "you have come back for the story?"
    "No," said the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat."
     
  2. rlfjr

    rlfjr NRA Life Member

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    If there is one, I'll gladly buy it, even at top dollar.
     

  3. jhfenton

    jhfenton Evil Marathoner

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    The nice thing about that joke is that it's versatile. It can be told with anything you don't like in the punchline. I'll have to keep it in mind.