Hey Mike – Is there one particular joke that best reflects your sense of humor?
Good Morning Carol,
In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Louisiana State University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a very young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.
The elephant turned to face the man with a rather curious look, and stared directly at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Finally, the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant, or the events of that day.
Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his girlfriend. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over, near to where Peter and his girlfriend Misty were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring directly at the man.
Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help but wonder if this was the same elephant. And the longer he wondered, the more sure he became.
Peter climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He approached the elephant slowly, and stared up in wonder at the magnificent creature. Then, the elephant trumpeted one more time, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
Probably wasn’t the same elephant…