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The Bronze Rat....

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), May 15, 2012.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Aug 27, 2007
    West Central Florida
    The bronze rat

    A tourist from the Midwest walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco.

    While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat.

    It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must have it.

    He took it to the old shop owner and asked, "How much for the bronze rat?"

    "Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat, and $100 for the story," said the wise old Chinaman.

    The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story", he said.

    As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, the tourist noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and had begun following him down the street.

    This was a bit disconcerting so he began walking faster. A couple blocks later he looked behind him and saw to his horror the herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they began squealing.

    Sweating now, the tourist began to trot toward the Bay. After a couple more blocks, he looked around only to discover that the rats now numbered in the THOUSANDS, and were squealing louder and louder -- and were coming toward him faster and faster.

    Terrified, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the bronze rat as far as he could into the Bay.

    Amazingly, the thousands of rats all jumped into the Bay after the bronze rat, and were all drowned.

    The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown.

    "Ahhh," said the owner, "You come back for story, yes?

    "Are you kidding?," said the man,"I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat!"
  2. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2009
    Well, i never expected that punch line, but it was good.

    I do wonder however, is this joke an insult to rats, with the mention of Democrats in it????
  3. porky

    porky TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    The bronze rat for democrats would look like bozo.
  4. dgh

    dgh Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    League City Texas, USA
    very good,,,,,,
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