October 21, 2005

This is from cg.. via email.. very funny lor.. though i read it b4

President Bush was visiting a primary school and he dropped in on one of the classes.
They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.
The teacher asked the President if he would like to lead the discussion on the word "tragedy", so the illustrious leader asked the class for an
example of a "tragedy". One little boy stood up and offered: "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs
over him and kills him that would be a tragedy." "No," said Bush, "that would be an accident." A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus
carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy." "I'm afraid not," explained the president. "That's
what we would call a great loss." The room went silent.
No other children volunteered. Bush searched the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?" Finally, at the
back of the room a small black boy raised his hand. In a quiet voice, he said, "If Air Force One carrying you and Mrs. Bush was struck by a
"friendly fire" missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy." "Fantastic!"
exclaimed Bush. "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?" "Well," says the boy, "It has to be a tragedy, because it
certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be an
accident either."

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