The teacher in an elementary school gave his class as homework a project to tell students about an exciting or unusual event that happened the previous week.
That day finally arrived and the teacher began his class by telling each pupil to relate their earth-shattering experience of the prior week.
He knew that when it was Little Johnny’s turn to tell his tale to expect something naughty.
Little Johnny walked to the front of the class, made a small white dot on the blackboard and went back his seat.
Nobody could understand what could be so monumental about that white dot on the blackboard.
The teacher finally asked Little Johnny the meaning of his answer.
Johnny said it was a period.
“Everyone could tell that,” the instructor said, “but what’s so special about a period?”
“I don’t know,” he replied, “but last week my sister said she missed hers.”
“After that my dad had a heart attack, mom fainted and our neighborhood delivery man shot himself.”