Friday, February 22, 2008

Your Friday Smile!

A guy goes on vacation to the Holy Land with his wife and mother-in-law. The mother-in-law dies. They go to an undertaker who explains that they can ship the body home but that it'll cost over $5000, whereas they can bury her in the Holy Land for only $150.

The guy says, "We'll ship her home." The undertaker asks, "Are you sure? That's an awfully big expense and we can do a very nice burial here."

The guy says, "Look, 2000 years ago they buried a guy here and three days later he rose from the dead. I just can't take that chance."

I'm not going soft, but sometimes I like these heart-warming stories, and this one truly is amazing. Enjoy.

In 1986, Dan Harrison (see picture above) 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 Dan approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Dan worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Dan stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.

Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.

The large bull elephant stared at Dan , lifted its front foot off the ground, and 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, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Dan 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 Dan's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

Have a great weekend!
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Tammie said...

Oh, you're EVIL! Very funny -- but evil.

Marius said...

What did the elephant say to the naked man? How do you breath through that tiny thing?

Your's are funnier.


lizgwiz said...

Oh, man...I was COMPLETELY sucked in! Hee!

Drowsey Monkey said...

LOL LOL ... I'm so gullable.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

OK OK - don't shout - I'm very slow.
Thank you for my valentines card [I had so much explaining to do to the TG] and thank you for joining the "Club" - I firmly believe that you will hardly notice any benefits - tee hee.