# Serious Math

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

amazed.

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.”