Who will pass?

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Friday, 8 May 2009

Little Johnny came back home from school at the end of the term and met his daddy. His dad asked him, "Did you pass your examination?"

Johnny replied, "Daddy, wait first. Do you know that bright girl who sings in the Children's choir and is my classmate?" The dad nodded.

"She failed," Johnny said.

"And do you know the boy whose father is a policeman and who can recite the whole Book of Matthew?"

Dad nodded.

"He also failed." Johnny said. "And do you know that boy who acted in the children's drama and got a standing ovation in church?"

Dad nodded.

"He too failed, dad. And do you know..."

"Enough, so what of you, did you pass?" Dad interrupted impatiently.

Little Johnny sneered, "For God's sake Daddy, if all those people fail, is it me who will pass?"

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