Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You may look at the zoo differently the next time you visit.

Zoo Story...

One day an out of work mime is visiting the zoo and attempts to earn some money as a street performer. Unfortunately, as soon as he starts to draw a crowd, the zookeeper grabs him and drags him into his office.

The zookeeper explains to the mime that the zoo's most popular attraction, a gorilla, has died suddenly. The keeper fears that attendance at the zoo will fall off. He offers the mime a job to dress up as the gorilla until they can get another one. The mime accepts.

So the next morning the mime puts on the gorilla suit and enters the cage before the crowd comes. He discovers that it's a great job. He can sleep all he wants, play and make fun of people and he draws bigger crowds than he ever did as a mime. However, eventually the crowds tire of him and he gets bored just swinging on trees.

He begins to notice that the people are paying more attention to the lion in the cage next to his. Not wanting to lose the attention of his audience, he climbs to the top of his cage, crawls across a partition, and dangles from the top to the lion's cage. Of course, this makes the lion furious, but the crowd loves it.

At the end of the day the zookeeper comes and gives the mime a raise for being such a good attraction as a gorilla. Well, this goes on for some time, the mime keeps taunting the lion, the crowds grow larger, and his salary keeps going up.

Then one terrible day when he is dangling over the furious lion he slips and falls. The mime is terrified.

The lion gathers itself and prepares to pounce. The mime is so scared that he begins to run round and round the cage with the lion close behind. Finally, the mime starts screaming and yelling, "Help, Help me!", but the lion is quick and pounces.

The mime soon finds himself flat on his back looking up at the angry lion at which point the lion says,

"Shut up you idiot! You're gonna get us both fired!"


Diane said...

Too funny! A laugh is a perfect way to start the day.


Gramma Ann said...

That was so cute and funny. I would much rather watch a gorilla, any day, over a mime. I guess you have to be in a 'mime' state of mind to enjoy them;)

raccoonlover1963 said...

That is just too funny! I've never been big on zoos myself. I think I've only been to 2 in my life. Thr Fort Wayne children's zoo and the Sanford zoo in Florida.

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a funny one. I wondered if the Lion was also in a suit when I first started reading it. I guess he was.

Old Wom Tigley said...

LOL... this will be sent to all my email friends.. ha!

Shionge said...

Hahahhah....now who is the fool?? :D

Wanda said...

Oh that was cute... I wondered if that might be the ending:)

Renie Burghardt said...

A good kind of a surprise ending! I enjoyed it.

Good night, Patty!


Tomate Farcie said...

OK, that's funny!!

Martin Stickland said...

You do cheer me up Patty!

It is sunny here today! yipeeeee!

Love to Abe.


Nancy said...

That's the best one I've heard in awhile! I had no idea it was going to end that way! Going to borrow that one to email out. Hope you don't mind.

Keep 'em coming! We all need to laugh every day!

(((((( HUGS ))))))

Chica said...

LOL that is just cute. :D

alicesg said...

Hahahaha.......this is funny. I thought the mime would be eaten.