Today's #jokeoftheday is about a young boy who repeatedly demanded to be sent to the third grade. However, his first-grade teacher wouldn't give up without a fight.
Being a teacher isn't easy, especially when you have troublesome students. For a particular first-grade teacher, one of her students named Harry was a cause for concern. The little boy kept pestering the poor woman to transfer him to the third grade.
One day the teacher couldn't take it anymore. So she decided to prove to Harry once and for all that he belonged in the first grade. The woman hatched a plan with the principal to test Harry's self-proclaimed knowledge.
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The little boy was summoned to the principal's office, where he was informed about the conditions for his test. If Harry failed, he would no longer demand to go to the third grade and vice versa.
The principal began with simple mathematical questions such as "what is 3 x 3?" and "what is 6 x 6?". However, Harry answered correctly, which went on for the rest of the questions the principal asked.
Finally, after asking all the questions he believed a third-grader would know, the principal sighed in defeat. He turned to the teacher and said, "I think Harry can go to the third grade."
Unable to accept this outcome, the teacher asked for a chance to test Harry. Once they both agreed, the woman turned to the boy and asked, "What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?"
Harry paused for a second and replied, "Legs." Impressed by his reply, the teacher decided to change her tactics. She asked Harry, "What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?"
The principal immediately sat up, clearly shocked by the question. However, without hesitating, the little boy replied, "Pockets." The teacher fired the next question, "What starts with a C and ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious, and contains thin whitish liquid?"
The principal nearly fell off his seat, but before he could stop the test, Harry confidently replied, "coconut." The teacher smiled then asked, "What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?" To which Harry answered, "Bubblegum."
The principal loosened his tie as he heaved a sigh of relief. He watched in bewilderment as the test continued with more interesting questions. So far, Harry was doing great, then came the "what am I?" riddles.
The teacher began, "I come in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow me, you feel good. What am I?" Once again, the principal looked tense, but before he could interfere, Harry said, "Nose."
"I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver. What am I?" the teacher asked. Without hesitating, Harry replied, "Arrow." The teacher sighed and asked her final question, "What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of excitement?"
Harry smiled proudly and said, "Firetruck." The principal let out a sigh of relief, then turned to the teacher and said, "Put Harry in the fifth grade, I missed the last few questions myself."