An old man decided to go ice fishing on a cold winter day.
He walked out onto a frozen lake, cut a hole in the ice, dropped in his fishing line, and waited patiently for a fish to bite.
He was there for almost an hour, without even a nibble, when a young boy walked out onto the ice, and cut a hole in the ice not next to him.
The young boy dropped his fishing line, and minutes later he hooked a Largemouth Bass.
The old man couldn’t believe his eyes, but chalked it up to plain luck.
However, not five minutes later, the young boy pulled in another large catch.
The young boy kept catching fish after fish, and meanwhile the old man just sat there without a single tug on his line.
Finally, the old man couldn’t take it any longer, and went over and spoke to the young boy.
“Son, I’ve been here for over an hour without even a nibble. You’ve been here only a few minutes and have caught a half dozen fish! How do you do it?”
The boy responded, “Roo raf roo reep ra rums rrarm.”
“What was that?” the old man asked.
Again the boy responded, “Roo raf roo reep ra rums rarrm.”
“Look,” said the old man, “I can’t understand a word you’re saying.”
The boy spit the bait into his hand and said, “You have to keep the worms warm!”
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