Little Johnny Was In Class

Little Johnny was in class and the teacher announced that they were going to try something different to help everyone get to know each other a little better and to help with their spelling.<>

She explained:<>

“I want you to stand up and give us the occupation of your father, spell it, and say one thing he would give us all if he was here today.”<>

The first student raised her hand to volunteer.<>

Marcy,” the teacher said. “You may go first.”<>

Marcy replied:<>

“My father is a banker. B-A-N-K-E-R and if he was here today, he would give us all a shiny new penny.”<>

The teacher said:<>

“Very nice, Marcy, who wants to go next?”<>

Kevin stood up and announced:<>

“My father is a baker. B-A-K-E-R and if he was here today, he would give us all a freshly-baked cookie.”<>

“Very good,” the teacher told Kevin.<>

Jeff was next, and he said:<>

My father is an accountant. A-K, no wait, A-C-K, no…”<>

Before he could attempt to spell it once more, the teacher cut him off and told him to sit back down and to think about it for a while.<>

When he thought he knew how to spell it, he could stand back up and try again.<>

Little Johnny raised his hand in excitement hoping to be acknowledged by the teacher.<>

The teacher called on little Johnny to go next.<>

Johnny said:<>

“My father is a bookie. B-O-O-K-I-E and if he was here today, he would give us all 20:1 odds Jeff will never be able to spell “accountant.”<>

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