A duck walked into a bar, sat down at a table, looked at the food menu and ordered a beer and a sandwich.
The bartender looked at him with amazement and said, “But you’re a duck”.
“I see your eyes are working”, replied the duck.
“And you talk as well!” exclaimed the bartender now even more amazed.
“I see your ears are working”, the duck said. “Now can I have my beer and my sandwich, please?”
“Certainly”, the bartender replied. “I’m sorry about that, it’s just we don’t get many ducks in this pub. What are you doing round this way?”
“I’m working on the building site across the road,” explained the duck.
So the duck drank up his beer, ate his sandwich, paid the bartender and left the bar.
This became a daily routine, with the duck coming into the bar, ordering a beer and a sandwich and it continued for the next two weeks.
Then one day the circus came to town.
The owner of the circus came into the pub for a drink and the bartender told him about the incredible talking duck.
“Marvelous!” the circus owner said, “get him to come and see me.”
So the next day, the duck came into the pub as usual and the bartender said to him, “Hey, Mr. Duck, I lined you up with a top job paying really good money!”
“Yeah?” the duck replied, “Sounds great, where is it?”
“It’s at the circus” the bartender told him.
“The circus?” the duck inquired.
“That’s right,” the bartender said.
“The circus? That place with the big tent? With all the animals? With the big canvas roof with the hole in the middle?” the duck asked.
“That’s right!” the bartender confirmed.
The duck looked really confused and asked him: “What the heck do they want with a carpenter?”
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