Friday, June 26, 2009

Conversation with daughter-31

Daughter: Appa, I heard this one today. There are two types of parents in this world. The first type keeps feeding their children fish everyday. The other type teaches their children ‘fishing’, so that they can get their fish themselves. Which type do you think you belong to?

Me: Er, I guess I am the fish.

Daughter: That doesn’t make any sense. Give me a proper answer.

Me: Look, there are two types of people in this world. One type has a burning need to classify the people of this world into two types. And the other type doesn’t feel this need. Which type do you belong to?

Daughter: You can’t answer a question with another question.

Me: Yes, I can. There are two types of people in this world. One that answers questions with answers. And the other that answers questions with questions.

Daughter: Get lost. With you as a parent, I will neither get the fish nor learn how to fish.

7 comments:

dipali said...

My sympathies lie with your daughter on this one!

Sankar said...

Nice. Enjoyed reading it.

Anonymous said...

LOL :)

-Prabhu

Vaidy said...

Good one Raj.
Here's a thought:
There are two kinds of people in this world. One who get ideas from others and try to see where they fit in. The other think up ideas and see where people of the world fit in!
LOL

quartyc said...

Some one having the right to question the way he wants, is obliged to accept the other person's right to answer the way he wants.

Aaarti said...

Good one..
Should remember to use this trick when my cousin keeps bouncing off question after question!!

Vishwa said...

I wonder how she controlled herself from throwing anything onto you ! :D

Haha, funny conversation!