There was once a man who went out to look for a job. As he was passing his neighbour's house, an important piece of paper fell out of the man's pocket.
His neighbour happenedto be looking out the window. He saw the piece of paper fall, and he thought: "What a disgrace! That guy deliberately let that fall out of his pocket. He's trying to mess up the front of my house, andhe's being sneaky about it, too!"
But instead of going out and saying something, the neighbour planned his revenge.
That night, he took his waste-paper basket and went to the man's house. The firstman also happened to be looking out the window, and saw what happened. Later, when he was picking up the papers which had been dumped on his porch, he found the important piece of paper that he hadlost. It was torn into dozens of pieces. He thought that his neighbour had not only picked his pocket, but had had the cheek to mess up his doorway with rubbish.
He didn't want to say anything.Instead, he started plotting his revenge. That night he phoned a farmer to make an order of ten pigs and a hundred ducks. He asked that they be delivered to his neighbour's house.
Of course, the next day,his neighbour had quite a bit of trouble trying to rid himself of so many animals and their accompanying pong.
Sure that this had been a dastardly trick pulled by his neighbour, as soon as the secondman had gotten rid of the pigs and ducks, he again started planning his revenge.
And so it went on.
They continued trying to get their own back on each other, and each time their acts of revenge gotbigger and more ridiculous. The dropping of that single piece of paper ended up invoking a rock band, a fire siren, the driving of a lorry into a garden fence, the throwing of a hail of stones atwindows, the firing of a canon, and finally the dropping of a bomb which destroyed both men's houses.
Both ended up in a hospital, and had to spend quite some time sharing a room there. At first they...