Little Pellets, Flat Pattys and Clumps of Dried Grass
Dan Rather of CBS news was seated next to little Tommy on the plane when
Rather turned to the boy and said, "Let's talk, I've heard that flights
go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passengers.
Little Tommy, who had just opened his book, closed it slowly, and said
to Rather, "What would you like to discuss?"
"Oh, I don't know" said Rather, "How about politics? Should we keep Bush
as president or elect Kerry?"
"OK" said Little Tommy, "That could be an interesting topic but let me
ask you a question first. A horse, a cow and a deer all eat grass. The
same stuff. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out
flat pattys, and a horse excretes clumps of dried grass. Why do you
think that is?"
"Jeez" said Rather, "I have no idea."
"Well then" said Little Tommy, "How is it you feel qualified to discuss
who should run this country when you don't know shit?"