Children often believe they know it all. They usually have no idea just how much they don’t know about the world until something, or someone opens their eyes.
You would think that as adults, we would grow out of this phase, but sometimes we find ourselves being taught the same lesson concerning a different subject. This usually happens whenever we take things at face value and fail to look beneath the surface. Sometimes these assumptions can lead to some pretty hilarious situations, while other times, they can land us in a heap of trouble. In the following joke, a little girl quickly learns a valuable life lesson in jumping to conclusions from her much wiser teacher.
Sixth-grade science teacher Mrs. Samson asks her class: “Who can tell me which organ of the human body expands to 10 times its usual size when stimulated?”
Nobody raises a hand, so she calls on the first student to look her way. “Mary, can you tell me which organ of the human body expands to 10 times its usual size when stimulated?”
Mary stands up, blushing furiously. “How dare you ask such a question?” she says. “I’m going to complain to my parents, who will complain to the principal, who will have you fired!”
Mrs. Sampson is shocked by Mary’s reaction, but undaunted. She asks the class the question again, and this time Sam raises his hand.
Yes, Sam?” says Mrs. Sampson. “Ma’am, the correct answer is the iris of the human eye.”
“Very good, Sam. Thank you.”
Mrs. Sampson then turns to Mary and says, “Mary, I have 3 things to tell you: first, it’s clear that you have not done your homework. Second, you have a dirty mind. And third, I fear one day you are going to be sadly disappointed.”
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