April 18th, 2009 4:59 PM by Lehel Szucs
Once there was a little boy who wanted his dad to teach him how to play catch. Dad was sitting on the couch, watching a baseball game. "Daddy, show me how to play catch!" The father replied, "In a little while, son, just let me finish watching this inning. Come back later."
A few minutes later the boy returned and cried, "Daddy, let's play some catch now!" The father said, "The inning isn't quite over. Come back in five more minutes."
Five minutes later the boy returned, ball and glove in hand, and shouted "Daddy, lets go, I want to play now!" Frustrated by his son's persistence, the dad rolled his eyes and then noticed a magazine on the coffee table. On the cover of the magazine was a large picture of the world. The father grabbed the magazine and tore the cover into small pieces. Then he turned and said, "Son, once you put this picture of the world back together we can play catch, but do not interrupt me again until you're done!"
"Okay, Daddy," the boy replied as he took the pieces and ran up to his room. A few moments later he returned and said, "I'm done, Daddy, can we play catch now?"
Stunned, the father looked at his child, and there in his small hands was the magazine cover with the picture of the world taped perfectly together. Chagrined, the dad asked his child how he put the world together so quickly.
"It was easy," said the boy. "On the back of the world was a picture of a person. Once I put the person together, that's when the world came together."