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Saturday, June 13, 2020


Little David was in his 5th grade class in a San Francisco charter school when the teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living?
All the typical answers came up - fireman, policeman, salesman, doctor, lawyer.
David was being uncharacteristically quiet, so the teacher asked him about his father.
“My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes in front of other men and they put money in his underwear. Sometimes if they are really generous tippers, he goes home with them."
The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and took little David aside to ask him,
"Is that really true about your father?”
“No, of course not." said David. "He works for Donald Trump, but I was too embarrassed to say that in front of the other kids!"

1 comment:

Juliah said...

Hahahaha! Sad but true! You got me on that one. I was feeling sorry for the kid.