It is sometimes best not to jump to conclusions, especially when lives might be at stake. Gathering all the facts and doing the necessary research will be much more productive.
The man in the following fictitious story should have asked all the right questions at the very beginning to save himself, and everyone else, heartache.
A man phones his house number, and after a few rings, a little girl picks up.
“Hi Honey, this is Daddy. Is Mommy near the phone?” he asks.
“No Daddy, she’s upstairs in the room with Uncle Paul.”
After a brief pause, the man says “But Honey, you haven’t got an Uncle Paul.”
“Oh yes I do, and he’s upstairs in the room with Mommy, right now.”
After a brief pause, the man says: “Uh, okay then, this is what I want you to do. Put the phone down on the table, run upstairs and knock on the bedroom door, go inside and shout to Mommy that Daddy’s car has just pulled into the driveway.”
“Okay Daddy, just a minute,” says the little girl.
A few minutes later, the little girl comes back to the phone.
“I did it, Daddy.”
“And what happened Honey?” he asked.
“Well, Mommy got all scared, jumped out of bed with no clothes on, and ran around screaming. Then she tripped over the rug, hit her head on the dresser, and now she isn’t moving at all.”
“Oh my God!! What about your Uncle Paul?”
“He jumped out of bed with no clothes on, too He was all scared, and he jumped out of the back window into the swimming pool. But I guess he didn’t know that you took out the water last week to clean it. He hit the bottom of the pool, and I think he’s dead.”
After a very, very long pause, the man says,
"What swimming pool?.....Is this 486-5731??”
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