Ok this is a bit of a "Humble Brag" but I am pleased with this so I'll share this with the dozen readers I get... Was listening to BBC World Service and they dropped an announcement for a programme that was about the Pink Iguanas in the Galapagos. It was in Spanish, and I didn't realize I understood it until the announcement was over. Go Me! :)
And now back to our normal weekend silliness. (You will see the tie-in).
A guy was traveling in the Spanish countryside, and after driving all day he stopped for the night at a tiny inn.
The innkeeper, upon giving him his key, asked him if he would like to participate in a battle of wits with his special chicken. "If you stump him, you get a wish, any wish you like!" he explains.
The man agrees to it, and he's led into the bar, whereupon sits a healthy sized hen. He proceeds to have a battle of wits, and is roundly defeated by the hen.
"I didn't expect the chicken to be so smart!" says the man.
"No," says the innkeeper, "no one expects the Spanish inn quiz wish hen!"
And, since that was so short...
A homeless man approached me as I was leaving a sandwich shop and he asked me if I had $5 to spare. I felt bad for him, and was just about to give him the money.
But then I realized I was holding a $5 foot long I had just bought, so I held up both the cash and the sandwich and told him he could have whichever one he preferred.
He stared at the sandwich. Then his eyes shot over to the $5 bill. He looked at the sandwich again, then back at the cash. After a moment his eyes were darting back and forth between the two, and he threw up his hands in despair, let out a scream of anguish and then turned and ran away from me.
At first I was totally confused, but then it dawned on me: Beggars can’t be choosers.