Mime's new job

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One day an out of work mime is visiting the zoo and attempts to earn
some money as a street performer. Unfortunately, as soon as he starts
to draw a crowd, a zoo keeper grabs him and drags him into his

The zoo keeper explains to the mime that the zoo's most popular
attraction, a gorilla has died suddenly and the keeper fears that
attendance at the zoo will fall off. He offers the mime a job to
dress up as the gorilla until they can get another one. The mime

So the next morning the mime puts on the gorilla suit and enters the
cage before crowd comes. He discovers that it's a great job. He can
sleep all he wants, play and make fun of people and he draws bigger
crowds than he ever did as a mime. However, eventually the crowds
tire of him and he tires of just swinging on tires. He begins to
notice that the people are paying more attention to the lion in the
cage next to his. Not wanting to lose the attention of his audience,
he climbs to the top of his cage, crawls across a partition, and
dangles from the top to the lion's cage. Of course, this makes the
lion furious, but the crowd loves it.

At the end of the day the zoo keeper comes and gives the mime a raise
for being such a good attraction.

Well, this goes on for some time, the mime keeps taunting the lion,
the crowds grow larger, and his salary keeps going up. Then one
terrible day when he is dangling over the furious lion he slips and
falls. The mime is terrified. The lion gathers itself and prepares to
pounce. The mime is so scared that he begins to run round and round
the cage with the lion close behind. Finally, the mime starts
screaming and yelling, "Help, Help me!", but the lion is quick and
pounces. The mime soon finds himself flat on his back looking up at
the angry lion and the lion says,

"Shut up you idiot! Do you want to get us both fired?"

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