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H-two-O                                                                                                  June 1, 2018

The science teacher asked little Timmy what the composition of water is; Timmy respond: “H, I, J, K, L, M, N & O”. The teacher was confused but Timmy threw cold water on the matter by saying “you taught us that water is H to O”.

I realize that old joke makes your mouth water, but Timmy’s answer was also sublime- proving that still waters run deep. The teacher of course told him his answer didn’t hold water and if he keeps thinking that way, he will soon be treading dangerous waters.

The teacher wanted to hold Timmy back from graduating to the next grade, but Timmy’s dad pleaded not to throw the baby out with the bath water. He wanted to keep his head above water by having him stay out of hot water. He explained that Timmy was merely a fish out water and he needed to get use to his new class.

But it turns out his dad was simply pouring oil on troubled waters. And even the principle believed Timmy did not have both oars in the water.

Luckily, Timmy’s mom got involved and watered down the entire affair because it was no water off her back what occurred. She reminded both men that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. In a watershed moment, she asked them to just forget it, it was just water under the bridge.

I hope you understand this story is true and of the first water.


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