Written by C. Cranium
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Topics: Greece, Frog

Friday, 28 May 2010

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Smiley the Greek Frog.

One persons' annoyance is another's business opportunity. After the Greek financial meltdown came the frog plague, that saw billions of frogs blanket the landscape. Greek commuters in Athens smashed millions of the tiny amphibians, and soiled their fancy Italian shoes, before arriving at work. The orange juice vendors at the Acropolis had to shut down because frogs kept leaping in their blenders.

A few entrepreneurs however saw a potential niche export market that could line pockets and assist with the disastrous economy. The Papadopoulos Amphibian Export Company was the first to incorporate and launch into a worldwide marketing effort. In several prime time commercials, sponsored by the newly formed Frog Export Bureau, the frogs were portrayed as an ideal house pet; for the busy German autoworker, American investment banker, and Brazilian government official. Unpaid as a spokesperson Madonna has publicly endorsed Frogs as great pets.

Shipments of frogs have arrived in New York and Los Angeles and are being sold at pet stores before they can open a register. The USDA has waived disease and environmental affects at the behest of the powerful Frog lobby. The frogs are a low upkeep pet that can live for a couple of years in an old aquarium with rocks, water, and the occasional bowl of dried flies. As a reward the frogs serenade you with a pleasing croak that can put you to sleep at night or wake in the morning.

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