Moral in Every Story

The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: “Get their Parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it.”

The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories. There were all the regular types of stuff; spilled milk, pennies saved, etc. The teacher realized that only Ernie was left. “Ernie, do you have a story to share?”

“Yes ma’am. My daddy told a story about my Aunt Karen. She was a pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife.

“She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn’t break and her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops. She shot 15 of them with the pistol and ran out of bullets. Then she killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke. Then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands.”

“Good Heavens,” said the horrified teacher. “What did your daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?”

“Stay the hell away from Aunt Karen when she’s been drinking.”

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