There was a little lad who had to start school .
His parents didn’t have any particular religious beliefs , but they still sent him to the Church of England school…it just happened to be the nearest .
On the first day home from school the lad was whinging and crying …like some lads do .
This went on for a week , and his mum and dad had to put up with a weekend of tantrums .
Monday came , and the lad went off to school…so they thought .
On Tuesday they received a message from the school …" Why was Bobby absent from school yesterday ? "…of course , the little monkey had been playing truant .
Mum and dad weren’t at all happy , so they got Bobby into the nearby Methodist school .
He was there a week , and there seemed to be no problems .
Another week went by…still no problems .
But on the Wednesday of the third week they received a message from school…" Why was Bobby not in school on Monday and Tuesday ? " …truanting again .
Bobby said , " I just hate schools …I never , ever want to go again . "
Mum and dad were at their wit’s end . So they opted for the local Catholic school .
Screaming and shouting , they had to drag him there , but they got him inside eventually
A week went by…no sign of trouble . A second week went by…no messages from school .
At the end a month without problems mum and dad asked Bobby ," Well , son , you seem to like it at the Catholic school . Are you enjoying it ? "
Bobby stood silent …grimaced …shook his head …and then blurted out , " I just hate it , but the last guy who tried to get out from there is still nailed to the classroom wall . And I ain’t gonna end up like him ! "