- Mrs. Applebee, the 6th grade teacher, posed the following problem to one of her arithmetic classes:
“A wealthy man dies and leaves ten million dollars. One-fifth is to go to his wife; one-fifth is to go to his son, one-sixth to his butler, and the rest to charity.
Now, what does each get?”
After a very long silence in the classroom, Little Morris raised his hand. The teacher called on Little Morris for his answer. With complete sincerity in his voice, Little Morris answered,
- An expectant mother was being rushed to the hospital, but didn’t quite make it.She gave birth to her baby on the hospital lawn.Later, the father received a bill, listing “Delivery room fee: $500.”He wrote to the hospital and reminded them that the baby was born on the front lawn.A week passed, and a corrected bill arrived:”Greens Fee: $200.”