Friday, March 17, 2006

some topical-ass shit

a man’s servant was shopping in the marketplace in baghdad, when he turned around and saw death standing behind him. naturally, he was scared shitless and nearly jumped out of his skin. the funny thing is-- death appeared shocked and jumped as well.

the man ran home to his master, and begged him to borrow a donkey. why? “i saw death coming for me in the market! i saw him, and he recognized me— and he seemed startled, which was weird. but anyway, i need to get the fuck out of baghdad. i’m going to take this donkey and flee to samarra!”

the master lent the servant the donkey and the servant got the fuck out of there.

later on, the master himself had an errand to run in the market. he, too, saw death there. he approached death and asked: “my servant was terribly frightened by you earlier. i have to ask— why did you appear startled as well?”

“well,” said death, “i recognized the man. and i was shocked to see him in baghdad when we have an appointment this evening in samarra.”

WHAM-O!!!! you weren’t expecting that one, were ya?

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