>A butcher is working, and really busy. He notices a dog in his shop and > >shoos him away. Later, he notices the dog is back again. > > > >He walks over to the dog, and notices the dog has a note in his mouth. > >The butcher takes the note, and it reads, "Can I have 12 sausages and a > >leg of > >lamb, please." > > > >The butcher looks, and lo and behold, in the dog's mouth there is a ten > >dollar bill. > >So the butcher takes the money, puts the sausages and lamb in a bag, and > >places > >it in the dog's mouth. > > > >The butcher is very impressed, and since it's closing time, he decides to > >close up > >shop and follow the dog. So, off he goes. > > > >The dog is walking down the street and comes to a crossing. The dog puts > >down > >the bag, jumps up and presses the crossing button. Then he waits > >patiently, bag > >in mouth, for the lights to change. It does, and he walks across the > >road, with the > >butcher following. > > > >The dog then comes to a bus stop, and starts looking at the timetable. > >The butcher > >is in awe at this stage. The dog checks out the times, and sits on one of > >the seats > >to wait for the bus. > > > >Along comes a bus. The dog goes and looks at the number, notices it's the > >right > >bus, and climbs on. The butcher, by now open-mouthed, follows him onto > >the bus. > > > >The bus travels through town and out to the suburbs. Eventually the dog > >gets up, > >moves to the front of the bus, and standing on his hind legs, pushes the > >button to > >stop the bus. The dog gets off, groceries still in his mouth, and the > >butcher still > >following. > > > >They walk down the road, and the dog approaches a house. He walks up the > >path, and drops the groceries on the step. Then he walks back down the > >path, > >takes a big run, and throws himself -whap!- against the door. He goes > >back > >down the path, takes another run, and throws himself -whap!- against the > >door again! > > > >There's no answer at the door, so the dog goes back down the path, jumps > >up > >on a narrow wall, and walks along the perimeter of the garden. He gets to > >a window, > >and bangs his head against it several times. He walks back, jumps off the > >wall, > >and waits at the door. The butcher watches as a big guy opens the door, > >and > >starts laying into the dog, really yelling at him. > > > >The butcher runs up and stops the guy. "What on earth are you doing? This > > > >dog is a genius. He could be on TV, for goodness sake!" > > > >To which the guy responds, "Clever, my ass. This is the second time this > >week > >he's forgotten his key!"