Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Joke Tuesday, but probably true!

GORDON BROWN was visiting a primary school and attended one of the classes. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked Mr. BROWN if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy'.

A little boy stood up and said:"If my best friend,who lives on a farm,is playing in a field and a tractor runs him over and kills him,that would be a tragedy."

"No",said GORDON-"that would be an accident."

A little girl raised her hand and said,"If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff,killing everyone inside,that would be a tragedy."

"I'm afraid not",explained GORDON,"That's what we would call a great loss."

The room went silent. No other children volunteered anything more. GORDON searched the room. "Isn't there anyone who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally, little Johnny raised his hand.

In a quiet voice he said,"If a plane carrying you and Mr.Darling was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile and blown to pieces, that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaimed GORDON. "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"


















"Well," says little Johnny,"It has to be a tragedy,because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be a f*cking accident either!"

11 comments:

© Karelian Blonde said...

So true!!!

gemmak said...

Ack! Why won't your comments work for me!!!! :o(

gemmak said...

Ohhh...they did! Won't on your last post though...oh well, nevermind.

john.g. said...

Steady, Gemmak!

KB,isn't it just?

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Don't ever lose that sense of humor, John! THAT would be a tragedy! :))

john.g. said...

Petra Michelle, never!

Anonymous said...

I never realised there could be such a thing as a good tragedy LOL

ChrisB said...

Brilliant love it :)

sablonneuse said...

Out of the mouths of babes . . . .
Loved it! Does G Brown read your blog??

JolietJake said...

it was a tragedy because Peter Mandelson missed the flight

john.g. said...

Jolietjake, welcome and LOL!