Somebody Get me a Rake

November 30, 2011 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

So some guys in India got tired of being bribed by officials in the tax office.  One of them was a snake charmer.  Bingo.

LUCKNOW, India — Two farmers fed up with alleged bribery demands emptied three bags filled with slithering snakes in a busy tax office in northern India, an official said Wednesday.

The 40 or so snakes of different sizes and species – including at least four deadly cobras – sent clerks and villagers climbing atop tables and scurrying out the door to escape the office.

“Snakes started climbing up the tables and chairs,” he said. “There was total chaos. Hundreds of people gathered outside the room, some of them with sticks in their hands, shouting that the snakes should be killed.”

Texas Ellen sent me an email wondering if this would work in Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office, noting that perhaps professional courtesy would kick in.

I think we should bypass the animals and just send a snake charmer to Abbott’s office.

Thanks to TexasEllen for the heads up.

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4 Comments to “Somebody Get me a Rake”

  1. Love the story, love the snake charmers and love the name of the town/village: Lucknow.


  2. Sam in Pearland says:

    Why would you want to expose snakes to someone as slimy as Abbott?

    What do you get when you cross a pig with Rick Perry?

    Nothing, even pigs have standards.

  3. VintageMomma says:

    There’s no charmin’ THAT snake…

  4. You could empty a sack of snakes in any AG’s office in the US.
    Trouble is -you wouldn’t be able to identify the AG after you did it.