Terri & Terry

Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 1:38 pm by Diamond Jim

TERRY & TERRY

A   WOMAN WALKS INTO THE DOWNTOWN WELFARE OFFICE, TRAILED BY 15 KIDS.     'WOW,' THE SOCIAL WORKER EXCLAIMS,  'ARE THEY ALL YOURS ?'

'YEP, THEY'RE ALL MINE,  ' THE FLUSTERED MOMMA SIGHS,  HAVING HEARD  THAT QUESTION A  THOUSAND TIMES BEFORE.   SHE SAYS,  'SIT DOWN TERRY.'    ALL THE CHILDREN  RUSH TO FIND SEATS.  

'WELL,' SAYS THE SOCIAL WORKER,  'THEN YOU MUST BE HERE  TO SIGN UP.   I'LL NEED ALL YOUR CHILDREN'S NAMES.' 

''WELL, TO KEEP IT SIMPLE, THE BOYS ARE ALL NAMED TERRY AND  THE GIRLS ARE ALL  NAMED  TERRI." 

IN  DISBELIEF, THE CASE WORKER SAYS,  'ARE YOU  SERIOUS?  THEY'RE ALL NAMED TERRY?' 

THEIR MOMMA REPLIED, 'WELL, YES -    IT MAKES IT EASIER.   WHEN IT'S TIME  TO GET THEM OUT OF BED AND READY FOR SCHOOL ,    I YELL, TERRY!   AND WHEN  IT'S TIME FOR DINNER,  I JUST YELL TERRY!   AND THEY  ALL COME A RUNNING.    IF I NEED TO STOP THE KID  WHO'S   RUNNING INTO THE STREET,  I JUST  YELL TERRY AND ALL  OF THEM STOP.    IT'S THE SMARTEST IDEA I EVER HAD,  NAMING THEM ALL TERRY .' 

THE  SOCIAL WORKER THINKS THIS OVER FOR A BIT, THEN  WRINKLES HER FOREHEAD AND  SAYS TENTATIVELY,   'BUT  WHAT IF YOU JUST WANT ONE KID TO COME, AND NOT THE WHOLE BUNCH ? ' 

'THEN  I CALL THEM BY THEIR LAST NAMES.'



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