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Since the board is so quiet
« on: June 08, 2012, 02:09:48 PM »
I'm reposting an Elephant story from one of the old boards

While on holiday in Kenya and walking through the bush a man comes across an elephant standing with one leg raised in the air.

The elephant seems distressed so the man approaches very carefully. He gets down on one knee and inspects the bottom of the elephant's foot only to find a large thorn deeply imbedded.

As carefully and as gently as he can he removes the thorn and the elephant gingerly puts its foot down. The elephant turns to face the man and stares at him intently. For a good ten minutes the man and elephant stand transfixed. Eventually the elephant turns and walks away.

For years after the man often remembers and ponders the events of that day...

One day the man is walking through the zoo with his son. As they approach the elephant enclosure, one of the elephants turns and walks over to where they are
standing at the rail. It stares at him and the man can't help wondering if this is the same elephant.

The man climbs tentatively over the railing and makes his way into the enclosure. He walks right up to the elephant and stares back in wonder. Suddenly the elephant wraps its trunk around one of the man's legs and swings him wildly back and forth along the railing, instantly killing him.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2012, 02:14:38 PM by Fredb »


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Re: Since the board is so quiet
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 04:53:31 PM »
Shhh, Fred, you'll wake everyone up.  :lol:
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Re: Since the board is so quiet
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 05:01:51 PM »



then of course



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Re: Since the board is so quiet
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 08:54:47 PM »
I'm up...I'm up...what did I miss?  Where is everyone?  It is very quiet.  Maybe everyone is  :fishing3: and eating some  :pie2:.  The going back to  :tent:  for a little roast by the  :campfire:
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