Billy’s homework

Billy’s homework assignment is to think of a true story with a moral so he goes home
and thinks about it all night and finally has one.The following day, Suzy raises her hand first and says, “My dad owns a farm and

every Sunday we load the chicken eggs on the truck and drive into town to sell them

at the market. Well, one Sunday we hit a big bump and all the eggs flew out of the

basket and onto the road.”

The teacher asks for the moral to the story. Suzy replies, “Don’t put all your eggs in

one basket.”

Next is Lucy. “Well, my dad owns a farm, too, and every weekend we take the

chicken eggs and put them in the incubator. Last weekend only 8 of the 12 eggs

hatched. The moral is, don’t count your chicks before they are hatched.”

Billy is last to speak. He says, ”My uncle Ted fought in the Vietnam War. His plane

was shot down over enemy territory. He jumped out before it crashed, with only a

parachute, a bottle of bourbon, a machine gun, and a machete. As he floated down he

drank the bottle of bourbon. Unfortunately, he landed right in the middle of 100 North
Vietnamese soldiers. He shot 70 with his machine gun, but ran out of bullets so he

pulled out his machete and killed 20 more. The blade broke on his machete, so he

killed the last 10 with his bare hands.”

The teacher looks in shock at Billy and asks if there is possibly any moral to his story.
Billy replies, “Don’t f**k with my Uncle Ted when he’s been drinking.”