Smart Boy Named Timmy
December 15, 2006 11:38pm CST
There was a little boy named Timmy who used to hang out at the local corner market. The owner didn't know what Timmy's problem was, but the boys would constantly tease him. They would always comment that he was two bricks shy of a load, or two pickles short of a barrel. To prove it, sometimes they would offer Timmy his choice between a nickel (5 cents) and a dime (10 cents) and Timmy would always take the nickel ... they said, because it was bigger. One day after Little Timmy grabbed the nickel, the store owner took him aside and said "Timmy, those boys are making fun of you. They think you don't know the dime is worth more than the nickel. Are you grabbing the nickel because it's bigger, or what?" Slowly, Little Timmy turned toward the store owner and a big grin appeared on his face and he said, "Well, if I took the dime, they'd stop doing it, and so far I have saved $20!"