Harry got it all right ....

A first-gra­de tea­cher, Ms Brooks, was having trou­ble with one of her stu­dents. The tea­cher asked,
'Har­ry, what's your problem?' 

Har­ry answered,
'I'm too smart for the 1st gra­de. My sister is in the 3rd gra­de and I'm smar­ter than she is! I think I should be in the 3rd gra­de too!'

Ms Brooks 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. If he fai­led to ans­wer any of his que­sti­ons he was to go back to the 1st gra­de and behave. She agreed..

Har­ry was brought in and the con­di­ti­ons were exp­lai­ned to him and he agreed to take the test.

'What is 3 x 3?'


'What is 6 x 6?' 


And so it went with every que­sti­on the princi­pal thought a 3rd gra­der should know.

The princi­pal loo­ks at Ms Brooks and tells her,
'I think Har­ry can go to the 3rd grade.' 

Ms Brooks says to the principal,
'Let me ask him some questions..'

The princi­pal and Har­ry both agreed.

Ms Brooks asks,
'What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?'

Har­ry, after a moment:

Ms Brooks:
'What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?'

The princi­pal won­de­red why would she ask such a question!

Har­ry replied:

Ms Brooks:
'What does a dog do that a man steps into?' 


The princi­pal sat for­ward with his mouth han­ging open.

Ms Brooks:
'What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?'

The principal's eyes ope­ned real­ly wide and befo­re he could stop the ans­wer, Har­ry replied,
'Bub­ble gum.'

Ms Brooks:
'What does a man do stan­ding up, a woman does sit­ting down and a dog does on three legs?' 

'Shake hands.'

The princi­pal was trembling.

Ms Brooks:
'What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of heat and excitement?'


The princi­pal brea­thed a sigh of reli­ef and told the teacher,
'Put Har­ry in the fifth-gra­de, I got the last seven que­sti­ons wrong...'

[Die­se klei­ne Geschich­te bekam ich von einem Freund aus U.S.A. zugesandt.]