Thank God it’s Monday: Million-dollar Frog04.22.2013
A roofer walks into his neighborhood bar and says to the bartender, "Hey Joe, if I show you something really cool, will you give me a free drink?" The bartender considers it, then agrees. Roofer reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat. "Check this out!" he says. "I found him last week while I was fixing Missus Jones' roof." He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano. The rat stretches, cracks his knuckles, and proceeds to play the blues.
The barteneder is amazed, and pours Bob a beer. After Bob finishes his drink, he asks the bartender, "If I show you an even cooler trick, will you give me free beers for the rest of the evening?" The bartender agrees, thinking that no trick could possibly be better than the first.
The contractor reaches into his pocket and pulls out the tiny rat again. He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out the tiny piano. The rat stretches, cracks his knuckles, and proceeds to play the blues. The roofer reaches into another pocket and pulls out a small bullfrog, who begins to sing along with the rat's music.
Number after number, the frog sings his head off. Everyone in the bar is amazed.
While the roofer is enjoying his beers, a stranger walks up to him and offers him $100,000 for the bullfrog. "Sorry," Bob replies, "he's not for sale." The stranger increases the offer to $250,000 cash up front. "No," he insists, "he's not for sale." The stranger again increases the offer, this time to $500,000 cash. Bob finally agrees, and turns the frog over to the stranger in exchange for the money.
"Are you insane?" the bartender demanded. "That frog could have been worth millions to you, and you let him go for a mere $500,000!"
"Don't worry about it." the contractor answered. "The frog was really nothing special. You see, the rat's a ventriloquist."