A teacher was asking a student a lot of questions but the student couldn´t answer any of them. The teacher then decided to ask him some very easy questions so that he could get a few right.
“What was Bunker Hill?” she said
The student thought for some time and then answered “An airport?”
“No, it was a battle” the teacher said. She was getting a little angry now, but she was trying not to show it. Then she asked, “Who was the first President of the United States?”
The student thought for a long time, but didn´t say anything. Then the teacher got very angry and shouted, “George Washington!” The student got up and began to walk towards his seat.
“Come back!” the teacher said. “I didn´t tell you to go.”
“Oh, I´m sorry”, the student said. “I thought you called the next student”.
Hill, L.A. Intermediate Anecdotes in American English. Oxford University Press, 1980