Sometimes, it amazes me how literal people can be, and sometimes, I love to tweak others by taking a literal interpretation of their words. Do you ever tease others by literally interpreting what they have said? This question was inspired by an e-mail I received from a friend, reproduced below:
This is a true story, proving how fascinating the mind of a six year old is.
They think so logically.
A teacher was reading the story of the Three Little Pigs to her class. She came to the part of the story where first pig was trying to gather the building Materials for his home.
She read. 'And so the pig went up to the man with the Wheelbarrow full of straw and said: 'Pardon me sir, but may I have some of that Straw to build my house?'
The teacher paused then asked the class: 'And what do you think the man said?'
One little boy raised his hand and said very matter-of-factly ...
'I think the Man would have said - 'Well, I'll be damned!! A talking pig!'
The teacher had to leave the room.