The Talking Frog Scam

A man walks into a bar and says to the bartender, “If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?”

The bartender considers it for a while and then agrees.

The man reaches into one of his pockets and pulls out a tiny rat.

From the other pocket he pulls out a tiny piano.

The rat stretches his arms, cracks his knuckles, and then proceeds to play the blues.

When the man finishes his drink, he asks the bartender, “If I show you an even better trick, will you give me free drinks for the rest of the evening?”

The bartender agrees, thinking that no trick could possibly be better than the first.

The man reaches into his pockets and pulls out a tiny rat and a tiny piano.

The rat stretches his arms, cracks his knuckles, and then proceeds to play the blues.

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The man reaches into another pocket and pulls out a small bullfrog, who then begins to sing along in time with the rat’s music.

While the man is enjoying his drinks, a stranger confronts him and offers him $100,000.00 for the bullfrog.

“Sorry,” the man replies, “he’s not for sale.”

The stranger increases the offer to $250,000.00 cash up front.

“No,” he insists, “he’s not for sale.”

The stranger again increases the offer, this time to $500,000.00 cash.

The man finally agrees, and turns the frog over to the stranger in exchange for half a million dollars.

“Are you insane?” the bartender demanded. “That frog could have been worth millions to you, and you let him go for a mere $500,000!”

“Don’t worry about it.” the man answered. “The frog was really nothing special. You see, the rat’s a ventriloquist.”

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. Again, thanks for the laugh. Great picture too.

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