Little Tommy was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything
they could think of. Finally, in a last ditch effort, they took Tommy down
and enrolled him in the local Catholic school.
After the first day, little Tommy came home with a very serious look on his
face. He went to his room and started studying. Books and papers were spread
out all over the room and little Tommy was hard at work. His mother was
This went on for some time. Finally, little Tommy brought home his report
card. He quietly laid it on the table and went up to his room.
With great trepidation, his Mom looked at it and to her surprise! Little
Tommy got an ‘A’ in math. She went to his room and said: “Son, what was it?
Was it the nuns?”
Little Tommy looked at her and shook his head, no.
“Well, then”, she replied, “was it the books, the discipline, the structure,
What was it?”
Little Tommy looked at her and said, “Well, on the first day of school, when
I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they weren’t fooling around.”