A Smart Housewife
A smart housewife was told that there was a kind of stove which would only
consume half of the coal she was burning. She was very excited, and said: "That'
ll be terrific! Since one stove can save half of the coal, if I buy two, no coal
will be needed!"
A fourth-grade teacher was giving her pupils a lesson on logic.
"Here is the situation," she said. "a man is standing up in a boat in the
middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing
and yelling for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows that he can't swim,
and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?"
A girl raised her hand and asked, "to draw out all of his savings?"
Does the dog know the proverb,too?
The little boy did not like the look of the barking dog.
"It's all right," said a gentleman, "don't be afraid. Don't you know the
proverb: Barking dogs don't bite?"
"Ah, yes," answered the little boy. "I know the proverb, but does the dog
know the proverb, too?"