LOCAL FISHERMAN BETWEEN ROQUE AND A HARD PLACE
Self employed fisherman José Roque (49) has become a local celebrity in the Canary Islands. The little seaside town of Ajuy, Fuerteventura has seen tourists flocking to see the lifetime resident, who has apparently been turned to stone as a result of a misunderstanding with a mythological Roman god.
A passer-by said “You’ve gotta feel sorry for the guy, being like that. Even the fish looks gutted.”
Gravel-voiced Señor Roque told reporter Sandy Beach, “I’d just landed a big catch and unloaded my boat then this weird guy comes out of the water driving a 2 horsepower jet ski. He’s got a long beard, and carrying a spear gun. I thought he was from the Neptune Diving School. And then he said wanted half my catch as a tribute.”
“I’m guessing, José say no way?”
“Too true. It turns out he was the real Neptune, and then he turned me to stone. I’ve got a lump in my throat, just talking about it”
“How could you have mythed it, right? I’m guessing that you’d Sea things differently if you had the chance again?”
“Oh no, things have worked out okay. I’ve sold the boat and bought the Neptune Fish Bar. With all the tourists here, the place is really rocking!”
A spokesman for Neptune said that he wasn’t a bad Deity, he’d just had a bad day. He would be happy to return José to normal, or send him a signed photo.
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