A stranger, seated next to a young girl on an airplane, turned to her and said, “Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights go faster if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passengers.”
The young girl, an avid reader who had just opened her book, Too Much Stuff, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, “What would you like to talk about?”
“Oh, I don’t know,” said the stranger. “How about nuclear power?”
“OK,” she said. “That could be an interesting topic. But first let me ask you a question. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass – yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?”
The stranger, visibly surprised by the young girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmm, I have no idea.”
To which the future Op-Ed contributor replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don’t know shit?”
Source: e-mail from an unknown author, edited
…a good chuckle now and then…this one from blogging friend http://nrhatch.wordpress.com ………hugmamma.