A medical lab had a problem with mice disappearing from their tanks, despite lids, which disrupted a couple controlled experiments that represented serious work and funding. They also had a saltwater fish tank which housed an octopus, also with a lid. One night one of the researchers decided to stay late to try to figure out what was going on. Was it an evil prankster? Was it animal rights terrorists? Was it some weird cosmic or spiritual force? No, you can guess already...
In the dim light of the lab shut down, he saw the octopus ooze out through a barely forced-open slot in its tank lid, slither over to a mouse tank, and pry its top open to eat the mouse inside. The octopus then retreated to its own tank, closing the lids behind it so no one would know. It had watched the researchers and gleaned their secrets, then used them to its own advantage.
Needless to say, they moved the octopus's tank to another part of the complex, and no more mice disappeared. What a clever pirate!
In case you didn't realize it, I DO have a sense of humor. How about you?
"I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer... I will face my fear. I will let it pass over and through me, and when it has gone, only I will remain." --The Bene Gesserit
"Time is a spiral. Space is a curve. I know you get dizzy, but try not to lose your nerve." -- Neil Peart
"I'm not in the ship. I am the ship." -- River Tam
"The truth is simple. It's the lies that get complicated." -- me
"No matter where you go, there you are." --Buckaroo Banzai