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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Monkey Menace

I loved this Kanchipuram hotel's straightforward warning about the all-too-common Monkey Menace. (The text reads, "Dear guest, we request you to keep all doors and windows shut to prevent monkeys from entering your room.")

At first glance, it might sound fun to have a monkey guest show up, but when they began to grab things, turn the TV to that show about the chimp and the bulldog that run errands, and look for the costly silks you bought in this town that's famous for them, that feeling may quickly change.

I didn't see any monkeys when I looked out the window, but the manager showing me the place said that they're all over around 5 to 7 pm. That's when the monkeys come home to roost, I guess. I will say that I saw amble evidence that they had recently been on the ledge outside the window, though -- I'll just leave it at that.

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