Thursday, 8 October 2009
01:30:51 PM (GMT)
A first-grade teacher, Ms Brooks was having trouble with one of her students.
The teacher asked, “Harry what is your problem?”
Harry answered, “I'm too smart for the first-grade. My sister is in the third-grade
and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third-grade too!”
Ms Brooks had had enough. She took Harry to the principal's office. While Harry
waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation
was. The principal told Ms Brooks he would give the boy a test and if he failed to
answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first-grade and behave.
She agreed. Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he
agreed to take the test.
Principal: “What is 3 x 3?”
Principal: “What is 6 x 6?”
And so it went with every question the principal thought a third-grade should know.
The principal looks at Ms Brooks and tells her, “I think Harry can go to the
third-grade.” Ms Brooks says to the principal, “Let me ask him some questions?”
The principal and Harry both agree.
Ms. Brooks asks, “What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?
Harry, after a moment: “Legs.”
Ms. Brooks: “What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?”
The principal wondered, why does she ask such a question!
Harry replied: “Pockets.”
Ms. Brooks: “What does a dog do that a man steps into?”
Ms. Brooks: "What's starts with a C and ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and
contains thin whitish liquid?"
The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer, Harry was
Ms. Brooks: "What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?"
Ms. Brooks: "What does a man do standing up, a woman do sitting down and a dog do on
The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer.
Harry: "Shake hands."
Ms. Brooks: "Now I will ask some “Who am I” sort of questions, okay?"
Ms. Brooks: "You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet
before you do. Who am I?"
Harry: "You are a tent."
Ms. Brooks: "A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. Then best man
always has me first."
The Principal was looking restless and bit tense.
Harry: "You are a Wedding Ring."
Ms. Brooks: "I come in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow me, you
Ms. Brooks: "I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver."
Ms Brooks: "What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of heat and
Harry: "Fire truck."
The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, “Put Harry in the
fifth-grade, I got the last three questions wrong myself!"