Sunday, January 29, 2006

Redemption

Far away in the tropical waters of the Caribbean, two prawns were swimming around in the sea - one called Justin and the other called Christian.

The prawns were constantly being harassed and threatened by sharks that patrolled the area. Finally one day during a tropical storm, Justin said to Christian, "I'm bored and frustrated at being a prawn, I wish I was a shark, then I wouldn't have any worries about being eaten..."

As Justin had his mind firmly on becoming a predator, a flash of lightning hit the water and, lo and behold, Justin turned into a shark. Horrified, Christian immediately swam away, afraid of being eaten by his old mate.

Time went on (as it invariably does...) and Justin found himself becoming bored and lonely as a shark. All his old mates simply swam away whenever he came close to them. Justin didn't realise that his new menacing appearance was the cause of his sad plight. During the next tropical storm, Justin figured that the same lightning force could change him back into a prawn.

Lightning never strikes twice except in stories like these, but while he was thinking of being a prawn again, a flash of lightning struck the water next to Justin and, lo and behold, he turned back into prawn.

With tears of joy in his tiny little eyes, Justin swam back to his friends and bought them all a cocktail. (The punch line does not involve a prawn cocktail - it's much worse). Looking around the gathering at the reef, he searched for his old pal.

"Where's Christian?" he asked.

"He's at home, distraught that his best friend changed sides to the enemy and became a shark", came the reply.

Eager to put things right again and end the mutual pain and torture, he set off to Christian's house. As he opened the coral gate the memories came flooding back. He banged on the door and shouted, "It's me, Justin, your old friend, come out and see me again."

Christian replied "No way man, you'll eat me. You're a shark, the enemy and I'll not be tricked. "
Justin cried back "No, I'm not. That was the old me. I've changed."

"I'm a prawn again Christian"

7 comments:

Neighbour of Teh Hoors! said...

Hey wow! Your South Park character looks like me :|

Jokemail said...

Now that's not a comment I get left in my box everyday.

Thanks for coming by the site!

Janine said...

That was awesome. I live in the bible belt; I'll have to use this.

Jokemail said...

Let me know how well it goes down!

Janine said...

I will first have to explain to our fundamentalist friends what a prawn is.

While we are on the subject of different words for different things... What do you all mean by the word "cunt"? I know what we in the U.S. mean by it.

Jokemail said...

I can't imagine it means much different in the US.

It means vagina, but is used as pretty much the ultimate swear word.

If you check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunt I think you'll find the standard uses of the word, certainly as I understand it.

Janine said...

I read some and just perused the rest from Wiki on the word. Wow, I had no idea... Those wonderful wiki writers; they sure do some research.