Subject: Fw: Prawns
Far away in the tropical waters of the Caribbean, two prawns were
swimming around in the sea - one called Justin and the other called
The prawns were constantly being harassed and threatened by sharks
that patrolled the area. Finally one day Justin said to Christian,
"I'm bored and frustrated at being a prawn; I wish I was a shark,
and then I wouldn't have any worries about being eaten..."
As Justin had his mind firmly on becoming a predator, a mysterious
cod appears and says, "Your wish is granted", and lo and behold,
Justin turned into a shark.
Horrified, Christian immediately swam away, afraid of being eaten by
his old mate.
Time went on (as it invariably does...) and Justin found himself
becoming bored and lonely as a shark. All his old mates simply swam
away whenever he came close to them. Justin didn't realise that his
new menacing appearance was the cause of his sad plight.
While out swimming alone one day he sees the mysterious cod again
and can't believe his luck. Justin figured that the fish could
change him back into a prawn. He begs the cod to change him back so;
lo and behold he is turned back into a prawn. With tears of joy in
his tiny little eyes, Justin swam back to his friends and bought
them all a cocktail. (The punch line does not involve a prawn
cocktail - it's much worse).
Looking around the gathering at the reef, he searched for his old
pal. "Where's Christian? He asked.
"He's at home, distraught that his best friend changed sides to the
enemy and became a shark", came the reply.
Eager to put things right again and end the mutual pain and torture,
he set off to Christian's house. As he opened the coral gate the
memories came flooding back.
He banged on the door and shouted, "It's me, Justin, your old
friend, come out and see me again."
Christian replied "No way man, you'll eat me. You're a shark, the
enemy and I'll not be tricked.
"Justin cried back "No, I'm not.
That was the old me. I've changed."
"I've found Cod. I'm a prawn again Christian"
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