- Ruffled Up
This piece of string walks into a bar. But before he gets halfway to the bar, the bartender calls out "Hey! String! We don't serve your sort in here."
Not to be deterred, the string tries to order a drink, but when the bartender pulls a pair of scissors out from behind the bar, the piece of string decides to leave, running for the door.
Hours later, the piece of string is still frustrated at not being able to get a drink anywhere. He's all twisted up and his ends are coming loose from being thrown out of so many bars.
Before going into the last bar, the piece of string ruffles his ends up even more and contorts himself even more.
As he goes into the last bar, the bartender calls out "Hey! You!" Looking carefully, he asks "Are you a piece of string?"
Feigning ignorance, the piece of string says "No, I'm a frayed knot."
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