This is the post I sent to ALZ that wasn't published...Hey TGP, maybe it's in his spam. You'll soon read why........................................
Jesse Jackson is visiting a primary school, and walks into one of the classrooms. The kids are in the middle of a discussion involving words and their meanings. The teacher asks Reverend Jackson if he would like to lead the discussion on the word "Tragedy". So, Jackson asks the class for an example of a "Tragedy"......
One little boy stands up and says, "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in a field and a runaway tractor comes along and runs him over, that would be a tragedy."
"NO." Says Jackson, "That would be an accident."
A little girl raises her hand, "If a school bus carrying 50 school children, drove over a cliff, that would be a tragedy."
"I'm afraid not," explains Jackson. "That's what we would call a great loss"
"Is their anyone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?" asks Rev. Jackson.
Finally a little boy stands up and says, "If a jet carrying Reverend Jackson, is blown up by a missile, that would be a tragedy."
"Fantastic!" exclaims Jackson. "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"
"Well," says the boy. "Because it most likely wouldn't be an accident, and it certainly wouldn't be a great loss."