Salesman and Monkeys
There was once a hat-salesman who passed by a forest on his way back a sales trip.
The weather was very hot and he decided to take a nap under one of
the trees, so he left his whole basket of hats by the side of the road. A few
hours later, he was awakened by some sounds.
The next thing he realized was that all his hats were gone. Then he
heard some monkeys on top of the tree and he looked up. To his
surprise, the tree was full of monkeys.
They have taken all his hats!
The hat-seller sits down and tries to think of how he can get the
hats down. He started to think and scratched his head.
The next moment, he realized that the monkeys were doing the same thing.
Next, he took off his own hat and fanned himself. The monkeys did
exactly the same! An idea struck him - he took his hat and threw it
on the ground. And the monkeys did the same too. So, he managed to
get all his hats back. Fifty years later, his grandson also became a
hat-salesman and had heard this monkey story from his grandfather.
One day, just like his grandfather, he passed by the same forest.
Feeling very hot, he took a nap under the same tree and left the
hats on the ground Again, when he woke up, he realized that all his
hats were gone.
He looked up and found that the monkeys had taken all his hats.
Remembering what his grandfather had told him, he started scratching
his head and the monkeys followed. He took off his hat and fanned
himself and again the monkeys followed. Now, very convinced of his
grandfather's idea, he threw his hat on the ground... but to his
surprise, the monkeys still held on to all the hats!
Then one monkey climbed down the tree, grabbed the hat on the ground,
gave him a slap and said, "You think only you have a grandfather?!"
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Buffalos Chips' (buffalos-g-jokes.yahoogroups.com) ]
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