Little  Zachary

Little  Zachary was doing very badly in math.

His  parents had tried everything…tutors, mentors,

flash  cards, special learning centres.

In  short, everything they could think of to help  his math.


Finally,  in a last-ditch effort, they took Zachary down

and enrolled him in the local Catholic school  because

they had a reputation for getting  excellent results.


After the first day, little  Zachary came home with a very

serious look on  his face. He didn’t even kiss his mother

hello.  Instead, he went straight to his room and  started

studying.  Books  and papers were spread out all over

the room and  little Zachary was hard at work. His mother

was  amazed. She called him down to dinner.

To  her shock, the minute he was done, he marched

back to his room without a word, and in no time,  he was

back hitting the books as hard as before.

This  went on for some time, day after day, while the

mother tried to understand what made all the  difference.


Finally,  little Zachary brought home his report Card..

He  quietly laid it on the table, went up to his  room and

hit the books. With great trepidation,  His Mum looked

at it and to her great surprise,  little Zachary got an ‘A’ in

math. She could no  longer hold her curiosity.. She went

to his room  and said, ‘Son, what was it? Was it the nuns?’

Little Zachary looked at her and shook his head,  no.. ‘Well,

then,’ she replied, Was it the  books, the discipline, the

structure, the  uniforms? WHAT WAS IT?’

Little  Zachary looked at her and said, ‘Well, on the  first

day of school when I saw that guy nailed  to the plus sign,

I knew they weren’t fooling  around.’



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