It’s a jungle out there

Sid was a petty criminal who’d had many run-ins with the law. He needed a job, but because of his record, no one wanted to hire him. Then a pal tipped him off that the local zoo was hiring, and that they had a good record of hiring people in Sid’s situation, so he went to check it out.

The zookeeper told Sid that he needed someone to impersonate a gorilla. “Our gorilla was our main attraction,” the zookeeper said. “But it died a few days ago, and it will be months before we can get another one. All you’d have to do is wear this gorilla suit and eat bananas and keep the visitors entertained.”

The job sounded easy, and the pay wasn’t bad, so Sid agreed. He put on the costume and did his best to act like a gorilla, beating his chest and climbing trees and swinging from branches. He was so convincing that the zoo visitors were fooled, and soon large crowds were gathering every day to watch Sid perform.

One day while Sid was climbing a tree in his enclosure, he ventured too far out on a branch that wasn’t strong enough to hold him. Even worse, he was directly above the lion’s enclosure when the branch broke, and he landed just inches from the surprised lion. Sid knew that if he yelled for help, he would blow his cover and lose his job, but he quickly decided that unemployment was better than being a lion’s lunch.

But before Sid could yell, the lion clapped its paw over his mouth and hissed, “Shut up, you idiot! You want to get us both fired?”

20 Responses to It’s a jungle out there

  1. Lyndah Anderson says:

    Good one….ha

    Liked by 1 person

  2. HAHAHA! Didn’t see that one coming!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Nancy says:

    Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD" and commented:
    Now this is a zoo that I wouldn’t mind visiting….😂

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  4. Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    Too funny!

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  5. Yvonne says:

    Reblogged this on Hello World and commented:
    And now for something completely different!

    Thank you, BoB.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. mvaden1948 says:

    And I didn’t even see that coming. Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Did the lion give the gorilla a leg-up to get back on his tree?

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  8. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:

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  9. So bad that it’s good. Fozzy would be proud

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  10. HA! 😀
    I snort-laughed! 😛
    HUGS, too! 🙂

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  11. Brilliant! I never saw that coming.

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