My old boss grew up in a rural, mountainous region of Vietnam where he had an unusual childhood- including owning a pet monkey that he used to wrestle and box.
One day, he and a coworker were arguing over who would go do a field repair on our product for a customer in Thailand. My boss reluctantly agreed to go, to which my coworker taunted, “You had better watch out--I hear they train monkeys as pickpockets. ”
“It is a good thing that I am the one who is going,” my boss said, “because I am the only one with experience fighting monkeys.”