A biology lesson
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 95 01:18:04 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: A biology lesson
Mr. Perkins, the biology instructor at a posh suburban girl's junior
college, said during class, "Miss Smythe, would you please name the organ
of the human body , which under the appropriate conditions, expands to six
times its normal size, and define the conditions."
Miss Smythe gasped, then said freezingly, "Mr. Perkins, I don't think that
is a proper question to ask me. I assure you my parents will hear of this."
With that she sat down red-faced.
Unperturbed, Mr. Perkins called on Miss Johnson and asked the same question.
Miss Johnson, with composure, replied, "The pupil of the eye, in dim light."
"Correct," said Mr. Perkins. "And now, Miss Smythe, I have three things to
say to you. One, you have not studied your lesson. Two, you have a dirty
mind. And three, you will some day be faced with a dreadful disappointment."
© 1995 Peter Langston