Once upon a time, in a tiny, well-lit classroom, Mrs. Parks, the friendly science teacher, decided to teach her sixth-grade class a peculiar but instructive lesson. With a twinkle in her eye, she leaned forward and asked, “Class, can anyone tell me which human body part increases to ten times its size when stimulated?”
Confusion filled the air as the young students exchanged perplexed looks. This was definitely an unusual question for a science class. They whispered among themselves, unsure of how to respond.
But one brave girl, young Mary, known for her candor, stood up and addressed the teacher. She seemed determined to take action, exclaiming, “Mrs. Parks, you should not be asking sixth-graders a question like that! I’m going to tell my parents, and they’ll surely report this to the principal, who will have no choice but to fire you!”
Mrs. Parks remained composed, with a patient smile on her face. She calmly repeated her question, “Now, class, can anyone tell me which body part increases to ten times its size when stimulated?”
Little Mary’s eyes widened in disbelief. She couldn’t believe Mrs. Parks’ persistence in pursuing such an inappropriate line of questioning. She whispered to her classmates, scandalized and concerned, “Boy, is she going to get in big trouble!”
Undeterred by the uproar and determined to continue the lesson, Mrs. Parks addressed the class again, encouragingly asking, “Anybody?” The room fell silent as the students hesitated to venture an answer, afraid of the possible consequences.
Until one shy and diligent student named Billy summoned the courage to stand up. His cheeks flushed with nervousness as he spoke with a trembling voice, “The body part that increases ten times its size when stimulated is the pupil of the eye.”
A collective sigh of relief filled the classroom as the answer to the enigmatic question was finally revealed. Mrs. Parks beamed with pride and acknowledged Billy’s contribution with a warm smile. “Very good, Billy,” she praised.
Mrs. Parks then turned her attention to little Mary, the central figure of the whole incident. With a playful glint in her eye, she continued, “As for you, young lady, I have three things to say: One, you have a lively imagination. Two, you didn’t read your homework. And three, one day you are going to be very, very surprised.”
So, let this lighthearted story remind us to always keep our minds open and be ready for unexpected twists and turns. Even in the most unlikely situations, humor has a way of surprise that can brighten the dullest of days.