Thursday, March 29, 2007

Out of the Mouth of Babes

The library is hosting two second grade Junior Achievement classes. The volunteer teacher was attempting to explain taxes to a group of mostly bi-lingual students, many of whose parents don't pay taxes.

Teacher "What does the Tax Man Collect? "

Student "The TAKS test".

Actually in their little world the TAKS Test Agency brings up as much fear and trepidation as the IRS does to ours


Library Mama said...

Have a happy Easter!

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

That's perfect.

I'm feeling very Beatle-y:

"'Cause I'm the TAKS man! Yeeeeeahhh! I'm the TAKS man! Ah- Ah! Guv'nor Goodhair! Ah-Ah! Gov'nor Shrub! TAKS Man!"

alice, uptown said...

I remember in elementary school and junior high, the biggest threat we heard for bad behavior was, "this will go on your permanent record."

Turns out no one cares if I got caught drinking beer in 9th grade lunch.

Turns out the IRS would care if I didn't hand in my homework on time or if I screwed it up.

Talk about permanent records....