Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Negotiating with a Giant

Druon Antigoon is a Flemish folkloric character. He was a mythical giant who lived in Antwerp, Belgium.  Guarding a bridge on the Scheldt River, he exacted a toll from those crossing the river. For those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river.

Tourists:  Can we have a photo with you?
Giant:  That would cost each of you five shekels.
Tourists:  Let us see ... that would be about a dollar fifty in today's currency.  Good deal.
Giant:  Wait ... I can't live on dollar fifty.
Tourists:  A deal is a deal.

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