…seein’ as though it’s Dr. Martin Luther The King Day and nothin’ much is happenin’ besides everybody grumblin’ at each other over Marcus “You Had One Job” Williams and his last-minute goatitude last night. I figured that since we ain’t doin’ a lot at The Hayride today other than makin’ sure all y’all got your tickets for the Shreveport event on Feb. 22 that I could throw somethin’ into the pot like a Boudreaux & Thibodeaux joke.
Which is this…
At Dulac Elementary School, the first-grade teacher, Ms. Clotile, was having trouble with Lil’ Boudreaux, who’s one of her students. The teacher asked, ‘’Lil’ Boudreaux, what’s you problem, you?’’
Lil’ Boudreaux answered, ‘Me, I’m too smart for the 1st grade. My sister Marie Therese, she’s in the 3rd grade and I’m smarter than she is fa sho! I think I should be in the 3rd grade too, me!’
Ms. Clotile had enough. She took Lil’ Boudreaux Principal Thibodeaux’s office.
While Lil’ Boudreaux waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to Thibodeaux what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Clotile “Imma give dat boy a test. If he don’t answer any of my questions he gonna go back to the 1st grade and behave.”
Ms. Clotile agreed.
Lil’ Boudreaux was brought in and the conditions were explained to him, and he agreed to take the test.
Thibodeaux: “What is 3 x 3?”
Lil’ Boudreaux: “Dat’s 9.”
Thibodeaux: “All right. What is 6 x 6?”
Lil’ Boudreaux: “Dat’s 36.”
And so it went with every question Thibodeaux thought a 3rd grader should know.
So Thibodeaux gave Ms. Clotile a look and said, “You might be holdin’ dis boy back. I t’ink you oughta sign him up for de third grade.”
Ms. Clotile was put out. She said, “Not so fast. Let me ask him some questions.”
The principal and Lil’ Boudreaux both agreed.
Ms. Clotile asked, “What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?”
Lil’ Boudreaux, after a moment: “Legs.”
Ms. Clotile: “What you got in your pants that you have but I don’t have?”
Principal Thibodeaux said, “Mais, why you axin’ such a question?” But Ms. Clotile shot him a look that woulda taken out a six-point buck so kept quiet.
Meanwhile Lil’ Boudreaux replied: “Pockets.”
Ms. Clotile: “What does a dog do that a man steps into?”
Lil’ Boudreaux: “Pants.”
Thibodeaux sat forward with his mouth hanging open.
Ms. Clotile: “What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?”
The principal’s eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer, Lil’ Boudreaux smiled and replied, “Bubble gum.”
Ms. Clotile: “What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down, and a dog does on three legs?”
Lil’ Boudreaux: “Shake hands.”
Thibodeaux at this point didn’t know what to do.
Ms. Clotile: “What word starts with an ‘F’ and ends in ‘K’ that means a lot of heat and excitement?”
Lil’ Boudreaux: “Firetruck.”
Thibodeaux breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, “Listen, you. Put Lil’ Boudreaux in the fifth-grade. He done better than me on your test – I got the last seven questions wrong.”