The Matelot

A matelot walks into a bar and asks the barman, "If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?" The barman considers it, then agrees. The matelot reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat. He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano. The rat stretches, cracks its knuckles, and proceeds to play the blues.

After the matelot finished his drink, he asked the barman, "If I show you an even better trick, will you give me free drinks for the rest of the evening?" The barman agrees, thinking that no trick could possibly be better than the first. The matelot takes out the tiny rat. He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano. The rat stretches, cracks its knuckles, and proceeds to play the blues. The matelot reaches into another pocket and pulls out a small frog, who begins to sing along with the rat's music.

While the matelot is enjoying his beverages, a stranger offers him £100 for the frog. "Sorry," he replies, "he's not for sale." The stranger increases the offer to £250 cash up front. "No," he insists, "he's not for sale." The stranger again increases the offer, this time to £1000 cash. The matelot finally agrees, and turns the frog over to the stranger in exchange for the money.

"Are you insane?" the barman demanded. "That frog could have been worth millions to you, and you let him go for that
"Don't worry about it." the matelot answered. "The frog is replaceable, the rat's a ventriloquist!
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