One morning, a man is surprised to see a gorilla lounging on his roof. He flips through the yellow pages and indeed, there’s an advertisement for “Gorilla Removers.”
He dials the provided number, and the gorilla eviction specialist assures him he’ll be there within half an hour.
The gorilla remover shows up, steps out of his van equipped with a ladder, a baseball bat, a shotgun, and a ferocious pit bull. The man, curious, asks, “What’s your plan?”
The specialist explains, “I’m going to set this ladder against the roof, climb up, and use this baseball bat to knock the gorilla off. Once the gorilla hits the ground, my pit bull is trained to latch onto its testicles and not let go. This should mellow the gorilla enough for me to secure it in the cage at the back of my van.”
He passes the shotgun to the man, who then asks, “And the shotgun’s purpose?”
“If the gorilla manages to knock me off the roof,” the specialist quips, “shoot the dog!”