A disappointed salesman of Coca-Cola returned from his assignment to Israel. A friend asked, "Why weren't you successful with the Israelis?"
The salesman explained, "When I got posted, I was very confident that I would make a good sales pitch. But I had a problem. I didn't know how to speak Hebrew. So I planned to convey the message through three posters. First poster: A man lying in the hot desert sand, totally exhausted and fainting. Second poster: The man is drinking Coca-Cola. Third poster: Our man is now totally refreshed. And then these posters were pasted all over the place."
"Terrific! That should have worked!" said the friend.
"Well," began the salesman, "no one told me they read from right to left."
The test I gave my math class covered everything we'd studied all year -- fractions, percentages and portions of whole units.
But maybe I could have explained things better. To the question "What portion of a foot is six inches?"
One student answered, "The toes?"