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4th Oct 2001, 16:43
One day, a New Zealand tourist walked into a curio shop in the city of London. Looking around, he notices a life-sized bronze sculpture of a cat in a dark corner. The sculpture is so intriguing, he decides he must buy it and asks the shopkeeper the price.
Twelve pounds for the cat, sir," the shopkeeper tells him, "and 100 pounds for the story that goes with it."
"I'll take the cat," says the Kiwi tourist, "but you can keep the story."
The transaction completed, the tourist leaves the store with the bronze cat under his arm. As he crosses the street in front of the store, two live cats emerge from an alley and fall into step behind him.
Nervously looking over his shoulder, he begins to walk faster, but every time he passes another alley, more cats come out and follow him.
By the time he's walked two blocks, at least a hundred cats are at his heels, and people begin to point and shout. He walks even faster,and soon breaks into a trot as multitudes of cats swarm from alleys, basements, vacant lots, and abandoned cars. Thousands of cats are now at his heels, and as he sees the waterfront at the bottom of the hill, he panics and starts to run full tilt. No matter how fast he runs, the cats
keep up, hissing insanely, now not just thousands, but millions, so that by the time he comes rushing up to the water's edge a trail of cats several blocks long is behind him. Making a mighty leap, he jumps onto a
light post, grasping it with one arm while he hurls the bronze cat into the River Thames.
Clinging to the light post, he watches in amazement as the seething tide of cats surges over the banks into the river, where they drown.
Amazed and almost dumbstruck, he makes his way back to the curio shop.
"Ah, so you've come back for the story," says the shopkeeper.
"No," says the tourist, "I was just wondering if you had a bronze Australian."

Kermit 180
4th Oct 2001, 17:02
Good one Dingducky! :D :D :D

Ooooh, the variety you could have to end that one!

Kermie :D

5th Oct 2001, 03:34
Good one Ding - but I must protest that we Aussies would not be that stupid, and we already have all the statues and cups that NZ used to have in their Rugby closests - no wonder they would like to get rid of us! :D

engage left autopilot
5th Oct 2001, 04:21
I could swear that its actually the kiwis that are swamping Australia?? Well it seemed so last time I was down at North Bondi -aka "Little Auckland" ;)