The Social Worker
A woman walks into the downtown welfare office, trailed by 15 kids.
“Wow,” the social worker exclaims, “Are they all yours?!?”
“Yep, they are all mine,” the flustered momma sighs, having heard
that question a thousand times before. She says, “Sit down Leroy.” All
the children rush to find seats.
“Well,” says the social worker, “then you must be here to sign up. I’ll need all your children’s names.”
“This one’s my oldest: his name is Leroy.”
“OK, and who’s next?”
“Well, this one, he is Leroy, also.”
The social worker raises an eyebrow but continues. One by one,
through the oldest four, all boys, all are named Leroy. Then she is
introduced to the eldest girl, named Leigh Roy!
“All right…” says the caseworker, “I’m seeing a pattern here. Are they all named Leroy?”
Their Momma replied, “Well, yes — it makes it easier. When it is
time to get them out of bed and ready for school, I yell, ‘Leroy!’ An’
when it’s time for dinner, I just yell ‘Leroy!’ an’ they all comes a
runnin.’ An ‘if I need to stop the kid who’s running into the street, I
just yell ‘Leroy’ and all of them stop. It’s the smartest idea I ever
had, namin’ them all Leroy.”
The social worker thinks this over for a bit and agrees, but then she
wrinkles her forehead and says tentatively, “But what if you just want one kid to come, and not the whole bunch?”
“Oh, then I call them by their last names.”
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The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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America is in serious trouble, many no longer realize what values and principles our country is founded on and have strayed from the common sense and creative thinking of our ancestors, how can we fix it?