What really made him mad though was that his very own County Board representative, a person whom he supported over many years, voted against his request to lower his tax assessment. Upon leaving the courthouse, he was furious and headed directly for a filthy little curio shop in a seedy part of town. He planned to purchase a fitting gift for his County Board representative who voted against him.
The man walked proudly out of the store carrying the bronze rat which he was now going to give to his County Board member. However, as he walked, he noticed a few real rats running out of the alley and following him. Since this was a little unnerving, he began to walk faster. A few feet later, he turned around and, to his horror, he saw a large pack of rats crawling out of the sewers and following him.
Fearful for his life, he started to run as fast as he could, but the number of rats kept growing. There were now nearly 500 rats all squealing and chasing right after him. As he ran across the downtown city bridge, he threw the bronze rat statue as far as he could off the bridge into the icy cold water and amazingly, all the rats jumped off the bridge after the bronze rat statue. Once the rats hit the icy water, they all drowned.
Relieved he had gotten rid of all those rats, the man walked straight back to the little curio shop. When he walked in the owner immediately spoke, "Ahhh, you have come back for story?"