Saturday, November 17, 2007

Even monkeys are going mad...

...which makes on wonder what the world is coming to.

Monkeys? Yes, as reported here, some are getting downright surly:

Troupes of monkeys are out of control in India's northeast, stealing mobile phones and breaking into homes to steal soft drinks from refrigerators, lawmakers in the region have complained.

"Monkeys are wreaking havoc in my constituency by taking away mobile phones, toothpastes, sipping coke after opening the refrigerators," Hiren Das told Assam state's assembly.

He said the primates were "even slapping women who try to chase them".


I'd love to hear from anyone who has gotten a call from one of these critters....

8 comments:

betty said...

It wouldn't surprise me at all if they decided to call me. :)

Anonymous said...

In fact they killed a politician up that way recently.

Anonymous said...

ahhh...so that wasn't an idiot telemarketer the other day after all!!! Lou

John said...

I've never trusted monkeys. Ever notice their shifty beady little eyes? Those people should shoot them, but no doubt that is illegal.

DAL said...

They're just aping human behavior with those monkey shines.

Anonymous said...

I think they've called me. "emd...your VISA payment is overdue 5 days. Can you make a payment by phone today?"

emd said...

The above was not supposed to be "anonymous"... :(

joan said...

Uhoh! I recently posted a news bit about elephants up there getting drunk and accidentally electrocuting themselves.