Litle Johnny

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by dons2346, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2009
    Move between WA and points south
    Barack Obama was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the classes. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked the president if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy.' So our illustrious president asked the class for an example of a 'tragedy.'

    One little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.'

    'No,' said Obama, 'that would be an accident.'

    A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy.

    I'm afraid not,' explained Obama. 'That's what we would call great loss.'

    The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Obama searched the room. 'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'

    Finally at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand. In a quiet voice he said: 'If the plane carrying you and Mrs. Obama was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy.'

    'Fantastic!' exclaimed Obama. 'That's right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?'

    'Well,' says Johnny, 'It has to be a tragedy, because it sure as heck wouldn't be a great loss... and you can bet your a$$ it's probably not an accident either.
  2. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    DAV, Deep in the Pineywoods of E. Texas!
    It would definitely not be an accident!

  3. bmpeele

    bmpeele New Member

    Feb 27, 2010
    The grand old state of North Carolina
    Could I get that button?
  4. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Would it fit on a t-shirt?:D:D
    Johnny is a smart little boy!;)
  5. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    If it fits I want one!
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