Sunday, September 17, 2006

Almost - Part Two

I received an e-mail from a friend this past week containing a similar version of this story. It made me laugh. Hope it does the same for you.

A middle-aged man is at the zoo. He is standing in front of the elephant exhibit along with a huge crowd. Suddenly, one of the creatures turned and walks over to where the man is standing. The elephant stares at the man then lifted its front foot off the ground and puts it down. The elephant did that several times, all the while staring at the man. The elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away.

Everyone was curious so the man explains that years ago while in Africa he came across a young elephant with one leg raised in the air. The man noticed the elephant had a large thorn deeply embedded in the bottom of the foot. As carefully and as he could he worked the thorn out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man and just stood there staring at him. Then the elephant trumpeted loudly and left.

The man couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. So, after awhile the man summoned up his courage, he climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure where he walked up to the elephant.

The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around the man's legs and swung him back and forth along the railing. Eventually the elephant let him go and the man crawled up and over the railing where the stunned crowd was.

The man stared at the crowd and said, “Probably wasn't the same elephant.”


Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

I can't explain why that's funny Ralph. But it's funny!!!

8:48 PM  
Blogger 1 plus twins said...

ha ha too funny. you and cliff both made me laugh out loud tonight and i really needed! thanks

11:51 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I don't think it was the same elephant either but maybe the elephant forgot...Oh No..they never forget do they??

LOL Thanks Ralph.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

We get the same mail..hahaha
I was sent this also via email about 3 weeks ago...
Glad you posted is funny...
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Cool Raggedy one

11:17 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

I can picture this so clearly; very funny! He started out rather full of himself but that elephant literally knocked the wind out of his sails! *G*

2:21 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Maybe this one did forget!

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

LOL - thanx!

1:48 PM  

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