Math Problems

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  1. KeyboardCowboy

    KeyboardCowboy Pull my finger

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    Jun 10, 2003
    Little Tommy (who was Jewish) was doing very badly in math. His
    parents had tried everything: tutors, mentors, flash cards, special learning
    centers, in short, everything they could think of. Finally, in a last
    ditch effort, they took Tommy down and enrolled him in the local
    Catholic school.

    After the first day, little Tommy came home with a very serious look
    on his face. He didn't even kiss his mother hello. Instead, he went
    straight to his room and started studying. Books and papers were spread out
    all over the room and little Tommy was hard at work. His mother was
    amazed. She called him down to dinner and to her shock, the minute he was
    done he marched back to his room without a word and in no time he was back
    hitting the books as hard as before.

    This went on for some time, day after day while the mother tried to
    understand what made all the difference. Finally, little Tommy
    brought home his report card. He quietly laid it on the table and went up to
    his room and hit the books. With great trepidation, his Mom looked at it
    and to her great surprise, little Tommy got an "A" in math. She could no
    longer hold her curiosity. She went to his room and said: "Son, what
    was it? Was it the nuns? "Little Tommy looked at her and shook his head,
    "Well, then," she replied, "was it the books, the discipline, the
    structure, the uniforms? WHAT was it?

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