Monday, June 30, 2008

The Ape Crusader

You Pay Peanuts, You Get, Er, Monkeys

Town hall staff in a Polish town have put a chimp on the payroll - as a tourism promotions inspector. The 17-year-old ape, called Bobby, is being paid about $140 a month in Radkow to plug a district called Table Mountains which has a cluster of outcrops known locally as Monkey Rock.

FOOTNOTE: Chimp off the old block.

7 comments:

Mima said...

Animals just shouldn't be used like this, I really hope that someone who can do something about it hears about this and poor Bobby gets rescued by somewhere that can take care of him properly.

Lana Gramlich said...

I'm with mima...sorry to hear of yet another animal being exploited like this...

Sandi McBride said...

Are you trying to make a monkey out of me? Believe me, it's been done before...
Sandi

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

At least the ape is employed, which is more than can be said for a lot of Americans as the recession deepens.

willow said...

He is probably making more money than many of the Radkowians.

Maggie May said...

You're aping around today and it's not even April Fools Day!

Lin said...

"A chimp off the old block" - excellent, David, just splendid!