Welcome to the first ever edition of Friday Funny, The Crazy Town Mayor’s own version of “FF”, a phenomenon found in both the Twitter & blogging world…’cause you know how much I love to buck the system & forge my own path!! For my inaugural post, I’ve chosen an e-mail that came to my inbox this week by way of The Dad….who said it so personified ME, that he immediately passed it along. I am definitely not one for the sappy crap, & rarely, if ever, read the drivel that passes through my e-mail on a regular basis, however this particular story so touched me, not only was I inspired to pass it along, but to actually devote an entire post to it! Enjoy!
An Incredible Story….
In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. 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 Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephant’s foot, & found a large piece of wood embedded in it. As carefully & gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down it’s foot. The elephant turned to face the man, & with a rather curious look on it’s face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually, the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, & walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.
Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned & walked over to near where Peter & his son were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted it’s 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 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, & made his way in to the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant & stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped it’s trunk around one of Peter’s legs, & slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
Probably wasn’t the same fucking elephant….
This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories.
Bear in mind that I have copied this directly as it came to me, so please excuse the overt language…well, more overt than usual! Yes, I could have censored it, but frankly, that one line, right there at the end of the story, like a slap to the face, was what had me howling in laughter! I admit, The Dad was right….definitely spoke to me! I was actually reading it off of my phone, while out with The Baby running errands, & I laughed so hard that I had tears streaming down my face, & yes, I was snorting….in public…with people staring at me. Screw ‘em. Now I want to read your Friday Funny! Share your favourite funny of the week, be it an e-mail, Facebook, Tweet, or even something from your own daily life. Blog it & come on back to link it up! Let’s kick off the weekend with the funniest blog hop yet…..that crazy Mayor’s Friday Funny!
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