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Tobias Henoeckl - Tue Feb 20 11:06:52 2001

Little Tommy was doing very badly in math. His parents had
tried everything; tutors, flash cards, special learning
centers, in short, everything they could think of. Finally in a
last ditch effort, they took Tommy down & enrolled him in the
local Catholic School.
After the first day, little Tommy comes home with a very
serious look on his face. He doesn't kiss his mother hello.
Instead, he goes straight to his room & starts studying. Books
& papers are spread out all over the room and little Tommy is
hard at work. His mother is amazed. She calls him down to
dinner and to her shock, the minute he is done he marches back
to his room without a word and in no time he is back hitting
the books as hard as before. This goes on for sometime, day
after day while the mother tries to understand what made all
the difference.
Finally, little Tommy brings home his report card. He quietly
lays it on the table and goes up to his room and hits the
books. With great trepidation, his mom looks at it and to her
surprise, little Tommy got an A in math. She can no longer hold
her curiosity. She goes to his room and say: "son, what was
it" Was it the nuns?" Little Tommy looks at her and shakes
his head. "Well, then," she replies, "was it the books, the
discipline, the structure, the uniforms, WHAT was it?" Little
Tommy looks at her and says, "Well, on the first day of school,
when I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they
weren't fooling around."