Thursday, January 06, 2005

Little Jhonny and Aesop's Fables

A kindergarten teacher was reading Aesop's Fables to her class. She explained to them what fables are and how they are a good way to teach us all about life. The teacher asked her class if they had any examples of times when they had learned some of life's lessons.

Barbara raised her hand and said, "Well, I live on a farm and one day my dad got all the eggs from our chicken and put them in a basket and started walking to his truck but then he tripped on a rock and dropped the basket and broke all the eggs."

"That's a very good story, Barbara", said the teacher. "And what did that teach you?"

"Don't put all your eggs in one basket" replied Barbara.

"Very good!" beamed the teacher. "Anyone else?"

Tommy raised his hand, "Well I also live on farm and one day my dad told me that our chicken had laid nine eggs and so I told all my friends that I was going to have nine baby chicks, but only four of the eggs hatched and I was kinda sad."

"What did you learn?"

"Don't count your eggs before they hatch," said Tommy.

"Very good!" exclaimed the teacher. "Anyone else?"

Johnny raised his hand, "Well my Uncle Bob was in Vietnam and he was in a plane that was shot down in the jungle and he was the only survivor and all there was from the plane was a case of beer, a machine gun and a machete. So my Uncle Bob sat down and drank all the beer but then all of a sudden all these Viet-Cong guerrillas came out of nowhere so my Uncle Bob got the machine gun and totally slaughtered 100 Viet-Cong. But then he ran out of bullets so he used his machete to kill and dismember about 50 more Viet-Cong."

The teacher was horrified and could barely muster a response. "Johnny, what did that teach you?"

"Well, don't mess with my Uncle Bob when he's been drinking."