Little Johnny

May 12, 2004

Just a little political joke from my old friend (and new dad), Papa B.

Little Johnny was in his 5th grade class when the teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up — a fireman, a policeman, a salesman, a doctor, a lawyer; etc.

Johnny was being uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father.

“My father’s an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes in front of other men. Sometimes, if the offer’s really good, he’ll go out to the alley with some guy and make love with him for money.”

The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and took little Johnny to the side to ask him, “Is that really true about your father?”

“No,” said Johnny, “He works for the Kerry campaign, but I was too embarrassed to say that in front of the other kids.”