Thursday, May 1, 2008

Say What?

Daughter: Why do Indians make people cry?

Me: Is this is a racist joke? Do you know what "racist" is?

Daughter: No.

Me: "Racist" is when you are making fun of some race of people. Is this a racist joke?

Daughter: No.

Me: All right, then, why do Indians make people cry?

Daughter: Not "Indians," Mom, "onions."

Me: [Laughing too hard, tears spring from my eyes, which is never a good thing when one is driving.]

I suppose it is time I check out the latest technology in hearing aids.

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