It was the first day of school and a new student> > named Chandrashekhar > > Subramanyam entered the fourth grade.
The teacher said, ‘Let’s begin by reviewing some
Who said ‘Give me Liberty, or give me Death’?
She saw a sea of blank faces, except for
Chandrashekhar, who had his hand-up:
‘Patrick Henry, 1775’ he said.
‘Very good!’ Who said ‘Government of the People,
by the People, for
the People, shall not perish from the Earth?’
Again, no response except from Chandrashekhar.
‘Abraham Lincoln, 1863’
> > The teacher snapped at the class, ‘Class, you
> > should be ashamed.
> > Chandrashekhar, who is new to our country, knows
> > more about its
> > history than you do.’
> > She heard a loud whisper: ‘F**k the Indians,’
> > ‘Who said that?’ she demanded.
> > Chandrashekhar put his hand up. ‘General Custer,
> > 1862.’
> > At that point, a student in the back said, ‘I’m
> > gonna puke.’
> > The teacher glares around and asks ‘All right!
> > Now, who said that?’
> > Again, Chandrashekhar says, ‘George Bush to the
> > Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.’
> > Now furious, another student yells, ‘Oh yeah?
> > Chandrashekhar jumps out of his chair waving his
> > hand and shouts to
> > the teacher, ‘Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky,
> > 1997!’
> > Now with almost a mob hysteria someone said ‘You
> > little shit. If you
> > say anything else, I’ll kill you.’
> > Chandrashekhar frantically yells at the top of his
> > voice, ‘Gary Condit
> > to Chandra Levy, 2001.’
> > The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered
> > around the teacher on
> > the floor, someone said, ‘Oh shit, we’re f**ked!’
> > And Chandrashekhar said quietly, ‘George Bush,
> > Iraq, 2005.’