This trumpet player was on the phone with his agent. He was concerned that he didn't have a gig in a while. His agent tells him; "Listen, there aren't any gigs out there, but I found you something. I got you a gig bagging lions."
To which the trumpet player says, "What does that have to do with my playing. The agent then says "Look, the gig pays $100 for each lion that you bag, don't worry about playing."
At this point the trumpet player will take anything so he hangs up and flies to Africa. Not wanting to miss any practice time he takes his trumpet with him while looking for the lions. He notices a lion coming toward him and the only thing that he can think of doing is playing his horn. He starts to play a beautiful ballad. He then notices that the lion starts to get sleepy and eventually goes to sleep. He grabs the lion, bags him and throws him in the back of his truck.
He goes a little further and sees another lion. Again he plays a beautiful ballad and again the lion falls asleep. This goes on all afternoon. The trumpet player has about 99 lions in his truck when he sees another.
He says "What the heck, one more won't hurt." He starts to play his ballad and notices that this lion isn't paying any attention to him so he starts to play louder. This doesn't make any difference; now the lion starts running towards him. The trumpet player plays faster and faster but the lion keeps coming toward him. The lion finally jumps on the trumpet player and eats him.
One of the lions on the truck turns to another lion and says, "I told you that when he gets to the deaf one the gig would be over."