This story was told as part of a presentation at an AAZK conference. It is no doubt apocryphal but it’s fitting nonetheless.
Two raptor rehabilitation workers met for lunch at a local cafeteria. When they reached the cashier, the first man reached into his pocket and pulled out $1.50 and two dead mice. He asked his partner if he had any change and the other man reached into his pocket and pulled out 80 cents and a dead quail chick.
The cashier looked up at them in disgust and said emphatically, “There ain’t no way I’m taking that money!”
“Well, what are we supposed to do with it?” asked one of the men.
“You know what you can do with it!” replied the cashier. “You guys are crazy!”