“How long will it take to pull my tooth?” The patient asked the dentist.
“Only two seconds.”
“How much will it cost?”
“For only two seconds of work?”
“Well,” The dentist answered coolly, “I can pull it very slowly if you prefer.”
A fourth-grade teacher was giving her pupils a lesson in logic.
“Here is the situation,” she said. “A man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yelling for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows he can’t swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?”
A girl raised her hand and asked, “To draw out all his savings?”
A teacher is drilling her young students. “Give me a sentence about a public servant,” she said.
The small boy wrote: “The fireman came down the ladder pregnant.”
The teacher took the boy aside to correct him. “Do you know what pregnant means?” she asked.
“Sure,” said the young boy confidently. “It means carrying a child.”