There we were, trooping in for a good morning of crab-play (before, you know...work?), when something seemed terribly amiss.
What's wrong with this picture? Nothing?
KEPALAK HOTAK KAU!
There are only TWO crabs in CC+J!
(One died in June and was never replaced. Not like the other two are gonna miss him and blog about it, haha.)
Anyway, back to the story...
Apparently, one of the crabs was dead. We fished it out for closer examination by the resident crab experts.
But still...HOW COME SUDDENLY GOT THREE CRABS ONE?
As advertising people, we were quick to analyse the situation and draw out possibilities.
Scenario #1: Joescher was the last one to leave office last night. As he left, he saw one of the crabs dead and promptly bought a new one to replace it. Forgetful bugger that he is, he just left the dead crab there.
Scenario #2: The 2 crabs mated and gave birth to a baby. Or laid an egg, whatever. Strange hormones in the water caused it to mature into an adult overnight.
Scenario #3: In the Most Touching Story Of The Day, the dead crab is last month's supposedly-dead crab. It survived! And embarked on a heart-wrenching journey from the DBKL landfill back to CC+J. Finally, after weeks of perilous travel, it arrived just in time to utter its last words:
*collapses dramatically from exhaustion*
A quick call to Joescher wasn't much help.
Chee Chiaw: Wei, yesterday you bought new crab ah?
Joescher: No ah.
CC: Then how come got three one?
J: You ask me, I ask ghost ah?
CC: Eh, serious lah! Got three crabs!
J: Very funny.
CC: Sei fei chai...
Upon Joescher reaching the office...
J: UIK?! Why got three crabs one?!
CC: I told you just now...you dowan believe me...
J: Don't play already...I know you all bought a new one!
Us: YOUR HEAD!
Eventually, we discovered the truth.
You ready for it?
You think you can handle it?
Okay, here goes.
We tapped on the dead 'crab'.
It was HOLLOW!
We tapped on one of the live crabs.
It was SOFT!
The crab SHED ITS SHELL!
OH EM GEE~!!
The whole crab had come clean out of its shell, even cleaner than when we eat them in restaurants. The shell was completely whole; even the eyes were covered with a contact lens-like film!
All together now...
OH EM GEE~!!
Moral of the story: Crabs are weeeeeird.