Why does the doorbell ring at the most inopportune time; when I'm busy doing something from which I do not want to be interrupted. Like yesterday, whilst I was counting the dust bunnies. I had reached 137 when ...
Doorbell: Ding Dong Ding Dong.
Man at door: Hello Sir, sorry to disturb you. I am from the local zoo about three miles from here. Do you know it?
Yes ... yes ... I do ...
Well Sir, I am here in your area to ask people to support our Zoo Appeal.
Oh ... ehm ... yes OK ... let me get my wallet.
No Sir, that would not be necessary. Welcome as it is, thank you. The thing is, with the economic situation being what it is the zoo can no longer survive as a business entity. I regret that it will be closed down over the next few months.
Oh ... I'm sorry to hear that. We enjoyed visiting the zoo every now and then.
That's good to hear Sir. This is perhaps where you'd be able to help us. Would you be interested in buying one of our animals? They will be sold at the lowest price possible. Would you like a hippopotamus maybe? Or a rhino. We offer a reduction if you buy both.
A combined purchase of two or more animals will attract great price reductions. Almost 50% in some cases.
You can't be serious! What would I do with a hippo? And where would I put him?
We can assist you with the building of a swimming pool large enough to accommodate the animal Sir.
I can't believe what I am hearing. Are you suggesting that I buy a fully grown beast from you?
You may prefer a smaller animal perhaps. A goat, or an iguana? A penguin or two maybe. We'll help build their pool too. Your neighbours down the road have already agreed to buy an elephant and a tiger.
A tiger? In a built up area? Is it safe to have wild animals in a built up area like here?
A colony of ants perhaps? They'll come in their own glass cages. Or Madagascar cockroaches, or a swarm or two of bees. You can make and sell your own honey.
No thank you! I do not want to buy any animals.
How about an orthopaedic bed then? We used it when the gorilla injured its hip. Would that be of interest?