Friday, March 24, 2006

lThe Man in the Gorilla Suit l

A man was looking for a job and
he noticed that there was an opening
at the local zoo. He inquired about
the job and discovered that the zoo
had a very unusual position that they
wanted to fill. Apparently their gorilla
had died, and until they could get a
new one, they needed someone to dress
up in a gorilla suit and act like a gorilla
for a few days. He was to just sit, eat
and sleep. His identity would be kept a
secret of course. Thanks to a very fine
.gorilla suit, no one would be the wiser
The zoo offered good pay for this job, so
the man decided to do it. He tried on
the suit and sure enough, he looked just
.like a gorilla

They led him to the cage; he took a position
.at the back of the cage and pretended to sleep
But after a while, he got tired of sitting so
he walked around a little bit, jumped up and down
and tried a few gorilla noises. The people who
.were watching him seemed to really like that
When he would move or jump around, they would
clap and cheer and throw him peanuts. And the man
loved peanuts. So he jumped around some more
.and tried climbing a tree

.That seemed to really get the crowd excited
They threw more peanuts. Playing to the crowd
he grabbed a vine and swung from one side of
the cage to the other. The people loved it
.and threw more peanuts

Wow, this is great, he thought. He swung higher
and the crowd grew bigger. He continued to swing
on the vine, getting higher and higher and then
all of a sudden, the vine broke! He swung up and
out of the cage, landing in the lion's cage
.that was next door

He panicked. There was a huge lion not twenty
feet away, and it looked very hungry. So the man
in the gorilla suit started jumping up and down
screaming and yelling, "Help, help! Get me out
of here! I'm not really a gorilla! I'm a man in
"!a gorilla suit! Heeellp

The lion quickly pounced on the man, held him
down and said, "Will you be quiet! You're going
"!!!to get both of us fired

Eileen Sateriale _

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