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Friday, August 22, 2008

Thinking of My OTHER Home Today

It's been raining (mostly) all week, making me think of my beloved home across the pond, England.

While cleaning out some email over lunch, I came across a joke sent to me by a friend in the UK. Two years later, I still think it's funny, even though it's a little corny.

A bloke starts his new job at the zoo and is given three tasks.

The first is to clear the exotic fish pool of weeds. As he does this, a huge fish jumps out and bites him. To show the others who's boss, he beats it to death with a spade. Realizing his employer won't be best pleased he cisposes of the fish by feeding it to the lions, as lions will eat anything.

Moving on to the second job of clearing out the Chimp house, he is attacked by the chimps who pelt him with coconuts. He swipes at two chimps with a spade, killing them both. What can he do? Feed them to the lions, he says to himself, because lions eat anything. He hurls the corpses into the lion enclosure.

He moves on to the last job which is to collect honey from the South American Bees. As soon as he starts he is attacked by the bees. He grabs the spade>> and smashes the bees to a pulp. By now he knows what to do and throws them into the lion's cage - because lions eat anything.

Later that day a new lion arrives at the zoo. He wanders up to another lion and says, "What's the food like here?" The other lions say, "Absolutely brilliant! Today we had fish, chimps and mushy bees."


  1. Maybe it is because I have lived here 4-1/2 years and my housemates are rubbing off onto me. . .but I laughed out loud!!

    Oh, and it has been raining here all week, too

  2. It cracked me up when my girlfriend sent it to me, too.

    Rainy days make for lovely flowers!