Little Johnny was sitting in class doing math problems when
his teacher picked him to answer a question.
"Johnny, if there were five birds sitting on a fence and you
shot one with your gun, how many would be left ?" "None.",
replied Johnny. "'cause the rest would fly away."
"Well, the answer is four," said the teacher. "But I like
the way you are thinking."
Little Johnny said, "I have a question for you now. If there
were three women eating ice cream cones in a shop, one licking
her cone, the second biting her cone, and the third one sucking
her cone, which one is married ?
Well," said the teacher nervously, "I guess the one sucking the
"No," said Little Johnny, "the one with the wedding ring on her
finger. But I like the way you are thinking.
One day in class the teacher brought a bag full of fruit.
"Now class, I'm going to reach into the bad 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 brownish.
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 thinking.
Here's another: it's long, yellow, 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 thinking."
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 got a head on it."
"Johnny!" she cries. "That's disgusting!"
"Nope," answers Johnny, "it's a quarter, but I like your thinking!