Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The rat n snake story

Six of us colleagues were in the midst of a hot tea session when Muntazir Imam posed an intriguing question citing from a book he is writing.
A snake charmer enters a forest, struggles for hours and manages to trap a deadly cobra. He shunts the snake inside a basket along with a rat he had brought. He returns home away from the forest and opens the basket. Lo and behold! The snake lies dead, while the rat jumps out and escapes merrily.
“Now you guys answer how it could have happened,” Muntazir put it on the mat.
There were diverse reactions. One said the snake must have been sick and almost dead before capture, while another guessed that the rat winked at the snake with an “I care too hoots for you” look and the snake committed suicide. MJP of the Philippines argued, “Never take small things for granted. The tiny rat had a larger brain and bit the huge snake where it kills.”
Now over to you, guys and gals out there.

12 comments:

  1. hahah!
    i love such witty posts of urs!

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  2. I vote for the "suicide thing" - coz small brains are dangerous and you can't win ;-)

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  3. REALLY, THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN BRINGS GREAT JOY TO READ. ISMYL

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  4. pakka sanke plague se mar gaya..:P

    btw, buddy, i won't be around for a week, so miss me and my comments ok :D

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  5. The rat sang or recited the same poem (the one from your fav. saloon)to the snake...i guess so!

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  6. Our cat, Zorro is very scared of cockroaches. If he comes across one, he just jumps on the sofa and then hang on the netlon, in our window!

    The snake must have got scared of the tiny rat and had a heart attack because he didn't had a place to run and hide from it!

    Yenakke sirippu varalai!!

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  7. I have no clue as to what happened :D What was your take? Whatever it was I am sure it was witty.

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  8. the rat was smart enuf to rattle the life out of the snake

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  9. Sure,do not take small problems for granted.They could destroy .

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  10. may b the rat was a minister of india govt..

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  11. you know, there certain rats in Africa which are more lethal than these snakes. :)

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  12. The rat recited Laloo Chalisa that killed the snake.
    SYMU IMRI

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