Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Father - Daughter Talk

H/T to Mark "the Bastard" Newman

Father - Daughter Talk

A young woman was about to finish her first year
of college. Like somany others her age, she
considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat,
and among other liberal ideals, was very much in
favor of higher taxes to support more government
programs, in other words, redistribution of wealth.
She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather
staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed.
Based on the lectures that she had participated in
and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that
her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish
desire to keep what he thought should be his.One
day she was challenging her father on his opposition
to higher taxes on the rich, and the need for more
government programs. The self-professed objectivity
proclaimed by her professor had to be the truth, and
she indicated so to her father.He responded by asking
how she was doing in school.Taken aback, she answered
rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him
know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she
was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly
studying, which left her no time to go out and party
like other people she knew. She didn't even have time
for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college
friends either because she spent all her time studying.
Her father listened, then asked, "How is your friend
Audrey doing?"She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by.
All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and
she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus;
college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the
parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up for
classes because she's too hung over."Her father asked
her, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him
to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend
Audrey, who onlyhas a 2.0? That way you will both have
a 3.0 GPA, and certainly that would be a fair and equal
distribution of GPA."The daughter, visibly shocked by
her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, "That's a
crazy idea! How would that be fair? I've worked really
hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a
lot of hard work. And she's done next to nothing toward
her degree. She played while Iworked my tail off!"
The father slowly smiled and said gently,

"Welcome to the Republican Party."


USA_Admiral said...

God; That is a great way to put that.

SoHoS said...

Pure genius!!!!

Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur said...

Should be part of Every Parent's repitoire!

Aprilwine said...

Awesome! Simply put!!