It's M0nday and what better way to begin a week than with a long heartfelt groooooooooan? I think I've outdone myself this week with a forgotten old favorite from deep in the archives! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!
A group of friars lived in a monastery near a small village. As with many monasteries, the friars found it necessary to run a small business to support themselves so they ran a floral shop.
One day one of the friars brought in an exquisite find: a Venus fly trap. It was such a cute thing, they couldn't bear to sell it, so they just kept it on display and took very good care of it.
After a while, it grew so big that flies were no longer enough to satisfy it. They fed it cockroaches, but it kept growing. They fed it mice but it still kept growing. They fed it chipmunks, squirrels, cats and raccoons and dogs and ponies and to their dismay, it kept growing! Eventually, the villagers got wise to this and attempted to put a stop to it but no one could.
The friars had become slaves to the plant's burgeoning appetite and, one way or another, the friars outsmarted the townsfolk and raided their farms of large animals to feed the fly trap.
Finally the frightened and angry villagers pooled their money and hired a professional named Hugh who promised to come and capture the friars and solve their problem.
Hugh stormed the monastery, destroyed the fly trap, captured the friars, and turned them over to the constable.
And the moral of this story is:
Only Hugh can prevent florist friars.