Kudos to Zambian president Rupiah Banda, who reacted well when a monkey decided to "spend a penny" on his jacket during a recent speech on the economy. The BBC described the monkey as "cheeky."
Apparently, in addition to teaching their children to floss, monkeys have developed an interest in political speeches. Or perhaps multiple forms of political protest, as suggested by the behavior of an incarcerated chimp in Sweden.
All of which leads me to a single conclusion: it is definitely not time for anyone to give pet monkeys as gifts to Ayatollah Khamenei, who has been having a hard time lately.
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