The teacher asked the class to write a composition telling what they would do if they had a million dollars.
Every pupil except Little Johnny began to write immediately. Little Johnny sat idle, twiddling his thumbs, looking out the window.
Teacher collected the papers, and Little Johnny handed in a blank sheet.
“Why Little Johnny,” the teacher said, ”everyone has written two pages or more, while you have done nothing. Why is that?
“Well,” replied Little Johnny, “that’s what I would do if I had a million dollars.”
After reviewing Little Johnny's report card, Johnny's mother gave praise for the marks he received except for one class. "Johnny, I wish you would pay a little attention to your arithmetic."
"Well I do," Johnny replied. "I pay as little attention to arithmetic as possible."