Lie Detector Robot
John was a salesman's delight when it came
to any kind of unusual gimmicks. His wife,
Marsha, had long ago given up trying to get
him to change.
One day John came home with another one
of his unusual purchases.
It was a robot that John claimed was actually
a lie detector. At 5:30 that afternoon, his 11
year old son, Tommy, returned home from
school two hours late.
"Where have you been? Why are you over
2 hours late getting home?" asked John.
"Several of us went to the library to work
on an extra credit project," said Tommy.
The robot walked around the table and
slapped Tommy, knocking him completely
out of his chair.
"Son," said John, "this robot is a lie
detector, now tell us where you really
were after school."
"We went to Bobby's house and watched
a movie." said Tommy.
"What did you watch?" asked his mother.
"The Ten Commandments." answered Tommy.
The robot went around to Tommy and once
again slapped him, knocking him off his chair.
With his lip quivering, Tommy got up, sat
down and said, "I am sorry I lied. We really
watched a tape called Sex Queen."
"I am ashamed of you son," said John.
When I was your age, I never lied to my parents."
The robot walked around to John and
delivered a whack that knocked
him out of his chair.
Marsha doubled over in laughter, almost
in tears, and said, "Boy, did you ever ask
for that one! You can't be too mad
with Tommy. After all, he is your son!"
The robot walked around to Marsha
and knocked her out of her chair.