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07-09-2003, 08:43
Little Tommy (who was Jewish) was doing very badly in math. His
parents had tried everything: tutors, mentors, flash cards, special learning
centers, in short, everything they could think of. Finally, in a last
ditch effort, they took Tommy down and enrolled him in the local
Catholic school.

After the first day, little Tommy 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 Tommy was hard at work. His mother was
amazed. She called him down to dinner and 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 Tommy
brought home his report card. He quietly laid it on the table and went up to
his room and hit the books. With great trepidation, his Mom looked at it
and to her great surprise, little Tommy 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 Tommy looked at her and shook his head,
"Well, then," she replied, "was it the books, the discipline, the
structure, the uniforms? WHAT was it?

"Little Tommy 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."