Ode to the New York Mets

Little Johnny Tucker was in his nursery class when the teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up-fireman, policeman, salesman, etc… Johnny was being uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father. “My father’s an exotic dancer in a cabaret and takes off all his clothes in front of other men. Sometimes, if the offer’s really good, he’ll go out to the alley with some guy for extra cash.” The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some coloring, and took Little Johnny aside to ask him, “Is that really true about your father?” “No,” said Johnny, “He plays for the New York Mets, but I was too embarrassed to say so.”

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