“Pirates are turtles.”
The others at the table frowned. Most of them were pirates.
“You drank too much, mate.”
“No, no. Turtles, they are.”
The man prepared to stand up and walk away.
“Wait, wait. Have a seat. Explain why we're turtles.”
The others frowned.
“Turtles or parrots?”
The man raised his beer mug and laughed.
“Another round for the boys!”
Everyone forgot about the turtle story.
When the man walked away he had several pouches of coins in his pocket.
“Slow blabbers,” he whispered.