The teacher gave her fifth grade class an
assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end
The next day the kids came back and one by one began to tell their
"Johnny, do you have a story to share?"
"Yes, ma'am, my daddy told a story about my Aunt Melaine.
Aunt Melaine was a pilot in Desert Storm and her plane was hit. She had to
bail out over enemy territory and all she had was a small flask of
Scotch, a pistol and a survival knife.
She drank the Scotch on the way down so it
would not break and then her parachute landed right in the middle of
twenty enemy troops.
She shot fifteen of them with the gun until
she ran out of bullets, Killed four more with the knife, 'till the blade
broke and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands."
"Good heavens," said the horrified teacher,
"What kind of moral did your daddy tell you from that horrible story?
Johnny replied, "Stay the hell away from
Aunt Melaine when she's been drinking."
John Brack and Yonie Terry
firstname.lastname@example.org for this story.