AND THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS...
Billy's homework assignment was to think of a true story with a moral so he goes home and thinks about it all night. He finally has one!
The following day, Suzy raises her hand first and says, "My Dad owns a farm and every Sunday we load the chicken eggs into a basket and onto the truck. Well, one Sunday we hit a big bump and all of the eggs flew out of the basket and onto the road".
The teacher asks for the moral of the story and Suzy replies, "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket".
Next is Lucy. "Well, my Dad owns a farm, too, and every weekend we take the chicken eggs and put them in the incubator. Last weekend, only 8 of the 12 eggs hatched. The moral of my story is, "Don't count your chickens before they hatch".
Billy is the last to speak. He says, "My Uncle Ted fought in the Viet Nam War. His plane got shot down over enemy territory. He jumped out, before it crashed, with only a parachute, a machine gun, a machete and a bottle of bourbon. As he floated down, he drank the bourbon. Unfortunately, he landed smack dab in the middle of of 100 North Vietnamese Soldiers. He shot 70 of them with his machine gun, but then he ran out of bullets. So he pulled out his machete and killed 20 more. But the blade broke. So he killed the last 10 with his bare hands.
The teacher looks in shock at Billy and asks if there could possibly be a moral to his story.
Billy replies - - - "Don't mess with my Uncle Ted when he's been drinking".