John was a salesman's delight when it came to unusual gimmicks. His wife Marsha had long ago given up trying to get him to change. One day John came home with another of his unusual purchases. It was a robot that John claimed was actually a lie detector.
It was about 5:30 that afternoon when Tommy, their 11 year old son, returned home from school. Tommy was over 2 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 Marsha.
"The Ten Commandments." answered Tommy.
The robot went to Tommy again and slapped him off his chair.
With lips quivering, Tommy said, "I'm sorry I lied. We really watched a tape called Sex Queen."
"I'm 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 nearly knocked him out of his chair.
Marsha doubled over in laughter, almost in tears and said, "Boy, you asked for that! You can't be too mad with Tommy. After all, he is your son!"
The robot walked up to Marsha and knocked her out of her chair.