The Tortoise Picnic

Submitted by - Carol McGinn


Three tortoises, Mick, Andy and Roy decide to go on a picnic.  Mick packs the picnic basket with beer and sandwiches.  The trouble is is that the picnic site is 10 miles away so it takes them 10 days to get there.

When they get there, Mick unpacks the food and beer.  "Ok Roy, give me the bottle opener."  "I didn't bring it"  says Roy  "I thought you'd packed it."

Mick gets worried, he turns to Andy  "Did you bring the bottle opener?"

Naturally Andy didn't bring it, so they're stuck 10 miles from home without a bottle opener.  Mick and Andy beg Roy to go back for it.  But he refuses as he says they will eat all the sandwiches.


After 2 hours, and after they have sworn on their tortoise lives that they will not eat the sandwiches, he finally agrees.  So Roy sets off down the road at a steady pace.  20 days pass and still he isn't back and Mick and Andy are starving, but a promise is a promise.

Another 5 days and he still isn't back, but a promise is a promise. Finally, they can't take it any longer, so they take out a sandwich each, and just as they are about to eat them, Roy pops up from behind a rock and shouts.


"I knew it...... I'm not f***ing going!"

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