A kindergarten class was given a homework assignment
to find out about something exciting and relate it to
the class the next day. The first little boy called
upon walked up to the front of the class, and, with a
piece of chalk, made a small white dot on the
blackboard, then sat back down. Puzzled, the teacher
asked him just what it was.
"It's a period," said the little boy.
"Well, I can see that," she said, "but what is so
exciting about a period?"
"Damned if I know," said the little boy, "but this
morning my sister was missing one, Dad had a heart
attack, Mom fainted, and the man next door shot