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Shooting the Bull

by Carol and Steve Flayer, a retired school library director and her working stiff school library director husband.

A fourth grade teacher supplementing his income by hunting wild game walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand pulling a male buffalo with the other. He says to the waiter: "Cuppa coffee."

The waiter says, "Sure, Buffalo Bill. Coming right up."

He gets the teacher a tall mug of coffee.

The teacher drinks the coffee down in one gulp,
turns, and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun,
causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere.

And then he just walks out.

The next morning the teacher returns.
He has his shotgun in one hand and is pulling
another male buffalo with the other.

He walks up to the counter and says to
the waiter, "Cuppa coffee."

The waiter says "Whoa, Bill!

We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?"

The teacher smiles and proudly says.

"I'm training for a position on the United States House Education and Labor Committee:

Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull,
leave mess for others to clean up,
disappear for rest of day.

NOTE: The public approval rating for the U. S. Congress was at 23% in June 2007.

— Carol and Steve Flayer


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