A Talking Frog

Ken Jones

Staff member
Although I am not yet 75 this sounds about right —

I am 75 years old & love to fish.
I was sitting on a pier the other day,
when heard a voice say, 'Pick me up.'

I looked around & couldn't see anyone.
I thought I was dreaming when
I heard the voice say again, 'Pick me up.'

I looked in the water & there,
floating on the top, was a frog.

I said, 'Are you talking to me?'
The frog said, 'Yes, I'm talking to you.

Pick me up then, kiss me &
I'll turn into the most beautiful woman
you have ever seen.'

'I'll make sure that all your friends
are envious & jealous because I will be your mistress.'

I looked at the frog for a short time,
reached over, picked it up carefully,
& placed it in my front pocket.

The frog said to me, 'What, are you nuts?
Didn't you hear what I said?

I said kiss me & I will be your beautiful mistress.'
At that moment I opened my pocket, looked at the frog & said,
'Nah, at my age I'd rather have a talking frog.'