I blame it on the booze

Monday, September 24, 2007

"I put these bars on my windows, but still,
the next thing I knew I had a baboon in my living room."


Like my mother used to say, "Spare the rod and spoil the ape."

4 comments:

chuck said...

Gibbons can be pesky too.

Knucklehead said...

Seems like a nice peaceful sort to me.

Skookumchuk said...

I was once on a wildlife tour near Lake Naivasha in Kenya. We traveled in a 4X4 and saw all the usual stuff - leopards in trees, giraffes, buffalo, and baboons.

The drivers warn you about the wildlife. And the baboons in particular.

Ahead of us was another 4X4 filled with four American women, very upper middle class types, armed with cameras and picnic lunches.

That 4X4 stopped and from about 1,000 feet away I saw all the doors fly open simultaneously and the people fly out. After milling around for a while, they all got back in and resumed the tour. It was very curious and unusual.

Back at the lodge, I wandered over to the parking lot and asked the driver of the 4X4 ahead of us what had happened.

"Oh, they're so cute". One woman then proceeded to open the car door and give them a little something from her picnic lunch.

Suddenly, the jeep filled with a troop of baboons, there was the tearing of upholstery, and all the lunches disappeared in the blink of an eye.

After telling me this, the driver sighed "I don't mind the baboons. It's the people."

Buddy Larsen said...

poor driver --stuck with tourists all day every day (not you, skook--those others).

Speaking of being treated like baboons, catch this latest Soros.