Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Gem from Susan

Little Tommy was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried
everything; flash cards, special learning centers, in short, everything
they could think of. Finally in a last dash effort, they took Tommy down
and enrolled him in the local Catholic school. After the first day, little
Tommy comes home with a very serious look on his face. He doesn't kiss his
mother hello. Instead, he goes straight to his room and start studying.
Books and papers are spread out all over the room and little Tommy is hard
at work. His mother is amazed. She calls him down to dinner and she was
shocked, the minute he is done he marches back to his room without a word
and in no time he is back hitting the books as hard as before. This goes
on for sometime, day after day while the mother tries to understand what
made all the difference. Finally, little Tommy brings home his report
card. He quietly lays it on the table and goes up to his room and hits the
books. With great trepidation, his mom looks at it and to her surprise,
little Tommy got an A in math. She can no longer hold her curiosity. She
goes to his room and says, Son, what was it? Was it the nuns?

Little Tommy looks at her and shakes his head.

Well, then, she replies, was it the books, the discipline, the structure,
the uniforms? What was it?

Little Tommy looks at her and says, Well, on the first day of school, when
I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they weren't fooling

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