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Father-Daughter Talk


A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch
Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher
taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The
self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Audrey doing ?"

She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy
classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over."

Her wise father asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly thatwould be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily
fired back, "That's a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I've worked really

hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I workedmy tail off!"

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, " Welcome to the
Republican party." :D
 

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Sadly, "Audrey" sounds like my kid, and I and my wife are like the father! But he graduates in March and HOPEFULLY he'll start supporting himself and grow up! I keep trying, but da wife won't let "Mommy's little boy" grow up!!
 

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Exactly. Kinda wakes some people up when you put it their language.
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Sadly, "Audrey" sounds like my kid, and I and my wife are like the father! But he graduates in March and HOPEFULLY he'll start supporting himself and grow up! I keep trying, but da wife won't let "Mommy's little boy" grow up!!
When they go out in the world on their own, reality can be hard lesson. My oldest son is a prime example. I was old and stupid when he was growing up. He is now 26, married with a 9 mo old son. The older he gets, the smarter I am in his eyes. Amazing!;)
 

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That's been going on since the beginning of time. I can remember when my dad was dumber than me. It didn't last long.

To mwl1955: That Einstein quote is sweet!
 

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When they go out in the world on their own, reality can be hard lesson. My oldest son is a prime example. I was old and stupid when he was growing up. He is now 26, married with a 9 mo old son. The older he gets, the smarter I am in his eyes. Amazing!;)
That made me think of this:

When I was 14, I couldn't believe how ignorant my father was. By the time I turned 21, I was astounded at how much the old man had learned in just seven years.--Mark Twain
 
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