Little Johnny’s Class Had A Spelling Exercise
In a classroom, Little Johnny’s teacher introduced an activity to help the students get to know each other and improve their spelling. She explained the task:
“I’d like each of you to stand up, share your father’s occupation, spell it correctly, and mention one thing he would offer us if he were here today.”
The first student eager to participate was Marcy. She said, “My father is a banker: B-A-N-K-E-R. If he were here today, he would give us all a shiny new penny.”
The teacher praised Marcy and asked, “Who’s next?”
Kevin stood up confidently and declared, “My father is a baker: B-A-K-E-R. If he were here today, he would give us all a freshly-baked cookie.”
The teacher commended Kevin for his response.
Jeff, the following student, began, “My father is an accountant. A-C-K, no, A-C-C-K, no…”
Before Jeff could make another attempt at spelling, the teacher interrupted him, instructing him to sit down and take some time to think about it.
Johnny, excited and eager to participate, raised his hand, hoping to catch the teacher’s attention. The teacher called on Johnny to go next.
With a mischievous grin, Johnny confidently stated, “My father is a bookie: B-O-O-K-I-E. If he were here today, he would offer us all 20:1 odds that Jeff will never be able to spell ‘accountant.'”