Little Johnny

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  1. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Barack Obama was visiting a primary school in North Carolina and he visited
    a fourth grade class. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words
    and their meanings.

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

    So our illustrious President asked the class for an example of a 'tragedy.'

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

    "No," said Obama, "that would be an accident."

    A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove off
    a cliff, killing everyone - that would be a tragedy."

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

    The room went silent. No other child volunteered. Obama searched the
    room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a Tragedy?"

    Finally at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand. The teacher
    held her breath.

    In a quiet voice he said: "If the plane carrying you and Mrs. Obama was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile and blown to smithereens. That would be a tragedy."

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

    "Well," says Johnny, "It has to be a tragedy, because it sure as hell wouldn't be a “great loss”... and you can bet your ass it wouldn't be an “accident” either!"
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