The Bacon Tree

Two Mexicans are stuck in the desert after crossing into the United States, wandering aimlessly and starving. They are about to just lie down and await death when all of a sudden Luis says…

“Hey Pepe, do you smell what I smell? It’s bacon, I  think.”

“Yes, Luis, it sure smells like bacon.”

With renewed hope they struggle up the next sand dune and there, in the distance, is a tree loaded with bacon.

There’s raw bacon, there’s fried bacon, back bacon, double smoked bacon… every imaginable kind of cured pork.

“Pepe, Pepe, we’re saved! It’s a bacon tree!”

“Luis, maybe it’s a mirage? We’re in the desert don’t forget.”

“Pepe, since when did you ever hear of a mirage that smelled like bacon? It’s no mirage, it’s a bacon tree!”

And with that, Luis staggers towards the tree.  He gets to within five metres, Pepe crawling close behind, when suddenly machine gun fire opens up and Luis drops like a wet sock.  Mortally wounded, he warns Pepe with his dying breath…

“Pepe… Go back, man, you were right, it’s not a bacon tree!”

“Luis, Luis my amigo… what is it?”

“Pepe.. its not a bacon tree.  it’s…

it’s… 

it’s…  

it’s… a ham bush…”

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