Billie & Billy A woman walks into the Dallas welfare office trailed by 15 kids. 'Wow', the social worker exclaims, 'are they all yours?’ 'Yep, they’re all mine', the flustered mother sighs, having heard that question a thousand times before. She says, 'sit down Billy', all the children rush to find seats. "Well", says the social worker, "then you must be here to sign up. I'll need all your children's names." "Well, to keep it simple, the boys are all named Billy and the girls are all named Billie." In disbelief, the case worker says, 'are you serious? They're all named Billy?' Their momma replied, 'Well, yes, it makes it easier. When it's time to get them out of bed and ready for school, I yell, Billy! and when it's time for dinner, I just yell Billy! and they all come running. And if I need to stop the kid who's running into the street, I just yell Billy and all of them stop. It's the smartest idea I ever had, naming them all Billy.' The case worker thinks this over for a bit, then wrinkles her forehead and says tentatively, 'but what if you just want one kid to come, and not the whole bunch?' "Well, then I just call them by their last names!"