Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Week's Best E-Mail

Roxan sent me this a while back and I, with my admittedly warped sense of humor, found it wickedly funny.


Y'all have a Wicked Wild Wednesday, and a Happy Hump Day.


In 1972, Joe Miller was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Tulsa Junior College.


On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Joe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Joe worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.


The elephant turned to Joe, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Joe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Joe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.


Thirty years later, Joe was walking through the Tulsa Zoo with his family. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Joe and his family were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Joe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.


Remembering the encounter in 1972, Joe could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Joe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Joe's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.


Probably wasn't the same elephant.

10 comments:

/t. said...

probably not

but still...

HAPPY HUMP DAY, SERENA JOY!

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/t.

Serena said...

No, /t., probably wasn't. Unless it was and he was having one of those moody days. Anyway... Happy Hump Day!;)

G-Man said...

He must have sensed that Joe had a foot fetish?

Serena said...

Well, he could have, Galen -- the moral of which is, don't get overly familiar with strange feet.;)

Skunkfeathers said...

There's a moral to this story, and it's eluding me, but it has to do with balance, trunks, trumpets, slivers, and a yutz named Joe.

Do be do be do...

Serena said...

Morals often elude me, Skunk. To stories, I mean. Balance, too, sometimes.:-)

SandyCarlson said...

Oh those mood-swingy friends! Gotta watch 'em!

Serena said...

For sure, Sandy.:)

Southern Writer said...

I love that joke.

Serena said...

I liked it, too, SouthernWriter. And I LOVE the "short" one you sent me the other day. I'll be using that one next week. Have a terrific weekend, girlie.:)