Thursday, August 6, 2009

Do you want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?

I recently received an E-mail with this story and felt it was worth blogging about.
Allegedly, in a large French city, a poster appeared in the window of a gym that said: DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE? A middle-aged woman posted on the board of that same gym the following response:
To Whom It May Concern: Whales are surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life; they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphin’s stuff themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world. Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don't have children either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl whose skin is all scaly and smells like a fish store? You ask if I want to be a Fish or human? The choice is perfectly clear to me, I want to be a whale.

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