Local Guy Finds Work At Zoo
This out-of-work guy needs a job so he decides to apply for a job at the local zoo.
Strange as can be, the zoo’s star attraction, a gorilla, had passed but they had a local taxidermist in Semmes preserve his hide.
The zoo owners tell the guy that they’ll pay him well if he will dress up in the gorilla skin and pretend to be the gorilla so people will keep coming to the zoo. Well, the guy has his doubts, but he really needs some income, so he puts on the nicely preserved skin and goes out into the gorilla cage.
The people all cheer and applaud so much the guy gets carried away and really starts playing the part. This isn’t so bad, he thinks, and he starts really putting on a show, jumping around, beating his chest and roaring, swinging around and just generally being a one gorilla show.
During one acrobatic attempt, though, he loses his balance and crashes through the bottom of the cage and lands about 10 feet in front of the lion laying in the sun! As he lies there stunned, the lion roars. The guy is terrified and starts screaming, “Help, Help, Help!” The lion races over to him, places his paws on his chest and hisses, “Shut up or we’ll both lose our jobs!”