Monday, June 6, 2005

Weird thing of the day 6 June 2005/28 'Iyyar 5765 (Day 43 of the `Omer/Teacher's Day)


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Today is Teacher’s Day, and in recognition of that today’s weird thing is a teacher-related story, included below, from Emily’s collection. Enjoy.


The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment. Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day the kids came back and one by one began to tell their stories.

Ashley said, "My father's a farmer and we have a lot of egg-laying hens. One time we were taking our eggs to market in a basket on the front seat of the pick-up when we hit a big bump in the road and all the eggs went flying and broke and made a mess."

The teacher asked. "And what's the moral of the story?"

"Don't put all your eggs in one basket!"

"Very good," said the teacher.

Little Sarah raised her hand and said, "Our family are farmers too. But we raise chickens for the meat market. We had a dozen eggs one time but when they hatched we only had ten live chicks, and the moral to the story is, "don't count your chickens until they've hatched."

That was a fine story, Sarah.

Michael, do you have a story to tell?

Yes, ma'am, my daddy told me this story about my Aunt Karen. Aunt Karen was a flight engineer in Desert Storm and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a bottle of whiskey, a machine gun and a machete! She drank the whiskey on the way down so it wouldn't break, and then she landed right in the middle of 100 enemy troops. She killed seventy of them with the machine gun until she ran out of bullets. Then she killed twenty more with the machete. And then she killed the last ten with her bare hands.

"Good heavens," said the horrified teacher, "What kind of moral did your daddy tell you from that horrible story?"

"Stay away from Aunt Karen when she's drinking."
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