Monday, October 19, 2015

Little Johnny

Justin Trudeau & Tom MulCair were visiting a primary school in Lanark and visited a Grade 4 class. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.


The teacher asked Justin Trudeau & Tom MulCair if they would like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy.' So our illustrious Party Leaders 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 him over and kills him, that would be a tragedy."

"No," said Trudeau & MulCair, "that would be an accident."


A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove off a cliff, killing everyone, that would be a tragedy." "I'm afraid not," explained Trudeau & MuClair. "That's what we would call a great loss."


The room went silent. No other child volunteered. Trudeau & MulCair searched the room.

"Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"


Finally at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand. The teacher held her breath. In a quiet voice he said: "If the plane carrying both of you and Mrs. Trudeau & Mrs MulCair was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaimed Trudeau & MulClair, "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says Johnny, "It has to be a tragedy, because it sure as hell wouldn't be a great loss, and you can bet your sweet ass it wouldn't be an accident either!"

The teacher left the room.

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