It was the first day of 3rd grade, and a new school for
Johnny. As a test, the teacher went around the room and asked
each of the students to count to 50.
Some did very well, counting as high as 30 and 40 with just
a few mistakes.
Others couldn't get past 20.
Johnny, however, did extremely well. He counted past 50,
right up to 83. He was so excited that he ran home and told
his Dad how well he had done. His Dad nodded and told him,
"That's because you are from Arkansas, son."
The next day, in language class, the teacher asked the
students to recite the alphabet. Most made it about half way
through without much trouble. Some made it to M and N, but
Johnny rattled off the alphabet right to W.
That evening, Johnny once again bragged to his Dad about his
prowess in his new school. His Dad, knowingly, explained to
him, "Son, that's because you are from Arkansas."
The next day, after Physical Education, the boys were taking
showers. Johnny noted that, compared to the other boys in his
grade, he seemed overly well endowed. This confused him.
That night he told his dad, "Dad, they all have little tiny
ones, but mine is ten times bigger than theirs. Is that
because I'm from Arkansas?" he asked.
"No, son," explained his Dad, "That's because you're 18."