ZEE AND ZOO
Have you heard about the two tribesmen who were cannibals?
They're names were "Zee" and "Zoo" and often met in the forest to discuss their meals.
One day, Zee says to Zoo, "Have you caught any missionaries lately like you should?"
Zoo replied, "Yes, but they haven't tasted too good."
Zee said, "My friend, let me give you a clue,
It's all in the preparation, that's what you have to do."
"What do you mean?", asked Zoo quizically,
"I have always prepared and cooked them as my father taught me."
Zee responded, "When you get one, prepare him as before...
but before you cook him, put him in some boiling water for thirty minutes or more.
You will find that it makes them tender and sweet,
From the top of their heads, to the soles of their feet."
They parted as was their custom, each his own separate way to go,
Zoo promising himself that he would try as his friend suggested he do.
A few weeks had passed before they met again,
Zee said to Zoo, "Any missionaries caught since then?"
"Yes", said Zoo, "And I tried what you say...
Boiling them in the water before cooking them all the way."
Zee could see his friend was upset,
"Wasn't it the tenderest missionary you ever et?"
"No", replied Zoo..."He was very tough,
I thought I would break a tooth...that's how rough!"
Zee thought for a moment then slapped himself in the head,
"What did he look like?" was all he said.
Zoo described him..."Plump, with a heavy brown robe to wear,
and on his head only a circle of hair."
Zee looked at him then cast his eyes down,
"I'm sorry, my friend", he said as he looked at the ground.
"That is a special kind of missionary you see,
I forgot to tell you about them...shame on me!"
Zoo wondered what was so special about this missionary,
He asked, "I don't understand, what your telling me."
Zee said to Zoo, "I told you to boil them but because of my whim,
I forgot that that's a FRIAR...You don't parboil him!"
Copyright © Daniel Cwiak | Year Posted 2010
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