Lobster Tale Special

Shawn went to a seafood restaurant in San Francisco’s Fisherman's Wharf which had a sign on the Specials Board which read, Big Lobster Tales, $5 each. Amazed at the great value, he said to the waitress, $5 each for lobster tails - is that correct?

Yes, she said, It's today’s special.

Well, he said, they must be little lobster tails.

No, she replied, It's the really big lobster.

Are you sure they aren't green lobster tails, and a little bit tough?

No, she said, it's the really big red lobster.

Big red lobster tails, $5 each? he said, amazed. They must be old lobster tails!

No, they're definitely today's.

Today's big red lobster tails - $5 each? he repeated, astounded.

Yes, she insisted.

Well, here's my five dollars, he said, I'll take one.

She took the money and led him to a table where she invited him to sit down. She then sat down next to him, put her hand on his shoulder, leaned over close to him and said,
Once upon a time there was a really big red lobster...