Weary of constantly picking clothes up from the floor of her son's room, a mother finally laid down the law. Each item of clothing she had to pick up would cost her son 25 cents.
By the end of the week, he owed her $9.50. She received the money promptly, along with a 50 cent tip and a note that read, "Thanks, Mom, keep up the good work!"
The tot had just been put to bed for the umpteenth time and his mother's patience was wearing thin.
"I don't want to hear you call 'Mother' one more time!" she warned him sternly.
After a few minutes of quiet, a small voice came from upstairs, "Mrs. Jones? Can I have a drink of water?"