Sunday, October 28, 2012

A bag of fruit

Another day in class the teacher brought a bag full of fruit.
Now class, I'm going to reach into the bag and describe a
piece of fruit, and you tell what fruit I'm talking about."

"Okay, first:  it's round, plumb and red."

Of course, Johnny raised his hand high, but the teacher,
wisely ignored him and picked Deborah,  who promptly answered
"An apple."

"No Deborah, it's a beet, but I like your thinking.

Now for the second. It's soft, fuzzy, and colored red and

Well, Johnny is hopping up and down in his seat trying to get
the teacher to call on him.   But she skips him again and
calls on Billy.

Is it a peach?"

"No, Billy, I'm afraid it's a potato.  But I like your

Here's another: it's long, yello, and fairly hard."

By now Johnny is about to explode as he waves his hand
frantically. The teacher skips him again and calls on Sally.

"A banana," she says.

"No," the teacher replies, "it's a squash, but I like your

Johnny is kind of irritated now, so he speaks up loudly.

"Hey, I've got one for you teacher; let me put my hand in
my pocket.

Okay, I've got it:  it's round, hard, and it's got a head on

"Johnny!" she cries.  "That's disgusting!"

"Nope," answers Johnny, "it's a quarter, but I like your

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