year old little Mary and her mother are walking through the mall together one
"Mommy," says little Mary, "How old are you?"
"Darling, you should never ask a woman what her age is."
"Why not?" demands the child.
"Well, that is something you will understand one day when you're grown-up."
"Mommy," asks Mary again, "How much do you weigh?"
"Never mind," answers the mother.
"Why can't you tell me?"
"Because grown-ups never talk about how much they weigh."
"Mommy," insists the child, "Can you tell me why you and Daddy
"Darling," responds the mother in exasperation, "That's something
still very painful for Mommy, and I really just can't talk about it now."
A few days later, Little Mary recounts this conversation to a friend at school.
The friend explains how to overcome the problems. "All you have to do is
get your mother's driver's license. It has all the information about any grown-up
you want on it. You just read it like a report card and it'll give you anything
So little Mary does as her friend recommended. That night she sneaks into her
mother's room while her Mom's cooking dinner. She rummages through her purse
and finds the drivers license. After examining it carefully she walks up to
her mother and says, "I know how old you are! You are 35!" The mother
is very surprised. "And, I know how much you weigh. You weigh 136 pounds,
right?" The mother is shocked. "And, I know why you and Daddy got
a divorce." The mother, dumb founded asked, "Why?" "It's
because you got an F in sex".