Teacher Knows Best

Have you ever tried to get away with something, only to be caught red-handed? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Jimmy in Ms. Thompson’s class.

One day, after a test, Ms. Thompson called Jimmy over to her desk. She had a hunch that he had been cheating, and she was determined to prove it.

With a serious expression, Ms. Thompson said, “Jimmy, I have a feeling that you have been cheating on your tests.”

Jimmy was taken aback by the accusation. He couldn’t believe what he was hearing. In his defense, he asked Ms. Thompson to back up her claim with evidence.

Without missing a beat, Ms. Thompson explained, “I was going over your test, and I noticed something peculiar. The question asked, ‘Who was our first president?’ Both you and Penny, the girl sitting next to you, wrote ‘George Washington.’”

Confidently, Jimmy replied, “Well, everyone knows that George Washington was the first president.”

Ms. Thompson, however, was not convinced. She continued, “Hold on, there’s more. The next question was, ‘Who freed the slaves?’ Once again, both you and Penny wrote ‘Abraham Lincoln.’”

Trying to defend himself, Jimmy said, “I read the history book last night, and I remembered that fact.”

But Ms. Thompson wasn’t finished. She dropped the bombshell question, “And who was president during the Louisiana Purchase?”

While Penny admitted that she didn’t know the answer, Jimmy foolishly responded, “Me neither.”

As you can imagine, Ms. Thompson couldn’t help but laugh at Jimmy’s attempt to deceive her. It was clear that his answers were too similar to Penny’s, and it was obvious that he had indeed cheated on the test.

Remember, dear readers, honesty is always the best policy. Cheating might seem like a shortcut, but in the end, it only leads to embarrassment and consequences. So, let this be a lesson to all of us: the teacher always knows.