Uncle Harry

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Master of the Pit
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OTBS Member
Feb 7, 2007
Brighton, MI
A teacher gave her class of 11 year olds an assignment: To get their
parent to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it.

The next day the kids came back and one by one began to tell their stories.

Ashley said, "My father's a farmer and we have a lot of egg laying hens.
One time we were taking our eggs to market in a basket on the front seat
of the car when we hit a big bump in the road and all the eggs got

"What's the moral of that story?" asked the teacher.

"Don't put all your eggs in one basket!"

"Very good," said the teacher.

Next little Sarah raised her hand and said, "Our family are farmers too.
But we raise chickens for the meat market. One day we had a dozen eggs, but when they hatched we only got ten live chicks, and the moral to this story is, Don't count your chickens before they're hatched'."

"That was a fine story Sarah."

Michael, do you have a story to share?"

"Yes. My daddy told me this story about my Uncle Harry. Uncle Harry was a
flight engineer on a plane in the Gulf War and his plane got hit.

He had to bail out over enemy territory and all he had was a bottle of
whisky, a machine gun and a machete.

He drank the whiskey on the way down so it wouldn't break and then he
landed right in the middle of 100 enemy troops.

He killed seventy of them with the machine gun until he ran out of
bullets. Then he killed twenty more with the machete until the blade broke. And then he killed the last ten with his bare hands."

"Good heavens," said the horrified teacher, "what kind of moral did your
daddy tell you from that horrible story?"

"Stay away from Uncle Harry when he's been drinking."
Makes sense to me
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