Patient Elephant

Isaac [despairing over his homework]: “I’ll never be able to do all these worksheets!”
Richard: “Just get started, and don’t worry about it.”
Isaac: “No!  It’s too much!”
Richard: “Isaac, you know how to eat an elephant? One . . . ”
Isaac [interrupting]: “I don’t have time for one of your dumb stories!   Look at all this paper!”