Just a little bit of evil humor…
A lady walked into an old curio/Voodoo shop in New Orleans. While looking around at the exotic merchandise, she noticed a lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It wasn’t priced, so she took it to the old shop owner and asked, “How much for the bronze rat?”
“Ahhh, beautiful lady you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat and $100 for the story,” said the wrinkled old shopkeeper.
The lady quickly pulled out twelve dollars. “I’ll take the rat. You can keep the story.”
The wrinkled old shopkeeper narrowed her eyes, mumbled something low and mean, then handed the lady the rat.
As the lady walked down the Bourbon Street carrying her bronze rat, the lady couldn’t help but notice that a couple of rats crawled out of the alleys and sewers and trailed her down the street. This freaked her out. So, she began walking faster.
A couple blocks later, she looked behind and saw a herd of rats, numbering in the hundreds, creeping and skulking and squealing after her.
Panicked, she took off running toward river.
Again, after a couple blocks, she looked around only to discover that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were running toward her faster and faster.
Terrified, she ran to the edge of the river and threw the bronze rat as far as she could into the river.
Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped in after the bronze rat and drowned.
The lady stumbled back to the Voodoo shop.
“Ahhh,” the wrinkled old shopkeeper smirked. “Now, you come back for the story?”
“No,” said the lady, “But, I’d pay a lot for a bronze statue that resembles my ex-husband–”
Yes, it’s a classic!