Friday, February 4, 2011

Misinterpreting the picture

As a writer we know the whole story. Sometimes your audience doesn't.

It's important that they do.

FIRST GRADE DRAWING
A first grade girl handed in the below drawing for her homework assignment.

The teacher graded it and the child took it home.

She returned to school the next day with the following note:

Dear Ms Smith:

I want to be perfectly clear on my child's homework illustration. This picutre is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint surrounded by male customers with money. I work at Home Depot and had commented to my daughter how much money we made in the recent snowstorm. This drawing is of me selling a shovel.

Like I said, it's important that the audience knows what's going on.

27 comments:

Elena Solodow said...

This made my day. Thank you.

Lynn said...

Teehee! That is so adorable!

Jen Daiker said...

I'm literally on the floor laughing. Girl, this was HILARIOUS!!! MADE MY DAY!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

ROFL!!!!!!

Okay, now I see it!

Jami Gold said...

Too funny! *ahem* And what does it say about me that I immediately thought pole dancer? LOL!

Janet said...

Fabulous Friday Funny - thanks, Patti :)

And, yes, I was one of those who saw the pole dancing and not the shovel selling!

Holly Ruggiero said...

That was great! I had a good laugh. Thanks.

Tracy said...

LMAO! That was too funny. I ain't gonna lie, I thought it was a stripper pole. I'd also do the EXACT same thing as the mom and make sure teacher knew I wasn't working the stripper pole!

lotusgirl said...

LOL! POINT MADE! Heehee!

ali said...

ROFL!!!!! That is beyond funny. It's gonna keep me smiling all day long. I might have to tweet and FB it. Too, too funny. :D

Shawntele said...

Too funny; I am glad that Ali tweeted this. *grin* !

Monica B.W. said...

LMAO!! I really needed a laugh now, thank you! :D

Heather said...

too funny

Shannon O'Donnell said...

O-M-G!!! I just laughed way too loud. Not good in the middle of class!! :-)

Candice said...

What a crack up!

Karen Akins said...

Oh, my goodness. I'm about to pee myself laughing.

Melissa Gill said...

OMG I am dying laughing. I've got to find a way to get this on twitter.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Are you sure? Only that blond guy in the top right corner is looking intensely pleased to see that shovel ;)

Robyn Campbell said...

*snarf* *snicker* Thanks. I needed that today. I thought it was Miley Cyrus. ;)

Robyn Campbell said...

Though the blond dude is actually throwing money so maybe it really is Miley. :)

Angela Felsted said...

What a great picture. I love it!

Susan R. Mills said...

Hilarious! I needed the laugh. Thank you!

Nathalie said...

I got this in an email once and almost died when I saw it! Thanks for the smile. And how true it is that one needs to fully understand EVERYTHING before we can comment on a final rendering.

Colene Murphy said...

Holy snap! Ahaha! I love it! Great. Just great..

Carol Riggs said...

That is FUNNY! Thanks for the laugh-out-loud. :) Happy weekend to ya!

LTM said...

*snort* I've seen that before, but it is ALWAYS funny... :D And great analogy. Thanks, Patti~

Juliana L. Brandt said...

Oh gosh, that's the best thing I've seen in a while!