Fun_People Archive
15 May
Lifesaver Analysis 101

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 15 May 96 12:27:44 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Lifesaver Analysis 101

Forwarded-by: (Jayne DeHaan)


A teacher was working with a group of underprivileged children, trying to
broaden their horizons through sensory exploration.  With their eyes closed,
they would feel objects from pumice stones to pine cones and smell aromatic
herbs and exotic fruits.  Then one day, the teacher brought in a variety of
lifesavers, more flavors than you could imagine.

"Children, I'd like you to close your eyes and taste these," announced the
teacher.  Without difficulty, they managed to identify the taste of
cherries, lemons, and mint, but when the teacher had them put honey flavored
lifesavers in their mouths, every one of the children was stumped.

"I'll give you a hint," said the teacher.  "It's something your Daddy and
Mommy probably call each other all the time."

Instantly, one of the children spat the lifesaver out of his mouth and
shouted, "Spit 'em out, you guys, they're assholes!"

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