It has always been a lifetime dream of mine to someday go to Africa on safari – unfortunately I think the closest I will ever get to African wildlife is by visiting some of the wildlife parks here in the states. I have to admit I’m addicted to watching wildlife and when I’m not watching Animal Planet or the Discovery channel, I am surfing You Tube looking for short documentaries. Anyway, I came across a delightfully funny animation on African wildlife that had me giggling my silly head off. Hope you enjoy!!
PARDON ME - A Ghost Story
Two young men were camping in the woods, and having a great time drinking beer while roasting hotdogs over a campfire. All of a sudden, a wicked thunderstorm rolled in drowning out their fire. Getting soaked, the two friends ran for their truck to get out of the rain. After trying several times to get their truck started, one of the young men jumped out and raised the hood of the truck to see if there was a problem with the battery. As he was tightening down the battery cables, he thought he heard something in the bushes behind him. He wheeled around quickly, and then during a lightning flash, he thought he spotted a menacing figure lurking in the underbrush – Chills ran up his spine. He shouted to his friend to try to start the engine. This time, it started up and the two friends headed down the road.
As they were driving, all of a sudden an old man's face appears and begins tapping lightly on the passenger window. The young man riding in the passenger seat, yelled out in terror. “Did you see him? Look out my window – There was an old man’s face there and he was ghostly pale!" The driver looked over, and not seeing anything said, “It’s probably just your imagination.” “No really,” his frightened friend replied, “I saw a man’s face in the window – perhaps it was a ghost!”
After a few more minutes of driving, the driver heard something tapping on his window. Looking to his left, he spotted an old man’s pale face peering into the truck. The passenger said, “Open the window a crack and ask the ghost what he wants - then maybe he will go away and stop haunting us.”
So the driver, who was quite unnerved by the sudden appearance of the old man, bravely rolled down his window a bit and asked "Is there something you want?" The old man replied, "You have any tobacco?" The driver looked at his friend, and said “Hurry, open up the glove box, and get out that extra pack of cigarettes.” So the passenger, scared out of his skin, fumbles around dropping the cigarettes all over the floor of the truck, but manages to give his friend a cigarette to hand to the ghost. The driver then rolls up the window and his friend yells, "Step on it!" Reaching a speed of over 95 miles an hour, the two men figure they have outrun the ghostly apparition.
Having put some distance between themselves and the ghost, the two friends begin to relax, and start laughing again. All of a sudden, the face appears in the window again, and the two men scream out in terror. "Yikes, there he is again!", the driver yells. “Well stop the car, and ask him why he keeps haunting us?” So the driver rolls down the window a crack and with a trembling voice could only sputter out the question, “Ya-Yesssssss?" The ghost peers into the window and asks, “Do you have a light?" The passenger throws a lighter out the window at him & yells at the his friend, "STEP ON THE GAS!"
Fleeing for their lives, they are now traveling at nearly 120 miles an hour, trying to get away from the ghost as fast as they can. This time they can’t really relax because it seems no matter how fast and far they drive, they just can’t seem to shake the evil spirit. It always seems to catch up to them. After a few minutes, they hear the tapping on the window again. They see the ghost standing beside their car, and they crack their window open a bit. “Please just leave us alone!”, the driver yells. The old man gently replies, “Pardon me, I didn’t mean to scare you. You just seem to be spinning your wheels, and are dug in pretty deep. I have a tow chain, and I wondered if you needed some help getting out of the mud?"