When we were kids, young and inexperienced, we sometimes thought we knew everything. But something or someone in our lives came along and taught us that we did not know nearly as much as we thought we did. You would think that we, as adults, would grow out of this phase, but sometimes we still find ourselves re-learning the same lesson. It usually happens whenever we just take things at face value without looking beneath the surface. Sometimes these misconceptions can lead to some pretty funny moments, and other times they can get us into some big trouble. In the following joke, a little girl quickly learns a valuable lesson when she jumps to the wrong conclusion with the wrong 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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