It was the first day of Grade Three in a new town for Johnny. As a test, his
teacher went around the room and asked each of the students to count to 50.
Some did very well, counting as high as 30 or 40 with just a few mistakes.
Others couldnt get past 20.
Johnny, however, did extremely well; he counted past 50, right up to 100
without any mistakes. He was so excited that he ran home and told his Dad
how well he had done. His dad nodded and told him, Thats because
you are from Alabama, son.
The next day, in language class, the teacher asked the students to recite
the alphabet. Its Grade Three, so most could make it half way through
without much trouble. Some made it to S or T, but Johnny rattled off the
alphabet perfectly right to the end. That evening, Johnny once again bragged
to his Dad about his prowess in his new school. His Dad, knowingly, explained
to him, Thats because you are from Alabama, son.
The next day, after Physical Education, the boys were taking showers.
Johnny noted that, compared to the other boys in his grade, he seemed overly
well endowed. This confused him. That night he told his dad,
Dad, they all have little tiny ones, but mine is ten times bigger than
theirs. Is that because Im from Alabama? he asked.
No, son, explained his Dad, Thats because youre