Thursday, June 18, 2009

Moments with Joey – Protection

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I know what you’re thinking, “Hey, school’s over, how can there be a ‘Moments with Joey’ when you're not currently teaching?” Well, during the last month or so of school I had so many ‘moments’ with this particular student that I didn’t want to be posting every few days. As a little treat, I’ll be sharing these gems I’ve kept tucked away over the summer months.

SCENE 1, INTERIOR. NOON, FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOM. The students have just walked out the classroom door for lunch. As the teacher picks up his own lunch sack, a fifth-grade boy runs up to him at the back of the room. He is clutching something in the palm of his hand and has a look of concern on his face.

JOEY: Mr. Z?

TEACHER: What’s up, Joey?

JOEY: I was wondering; do you have protection?

TEACHER: Why, you looking out to be my bodyguard or something? This isn’t exactly a rough part of the school, you know?

JOEY: No, I mean legal protection…you know, just in case something was to happen?

[The teacher raises his eyebrows].

TEACHER: You planning on suing me for something?

[The boy laughs for a second and then whips out a ‘business card’].

JOEY: I’m serious. If you get into trouble, somebody’s got your back, okay?

TEACHER: Uh, thanks, Joey, that makes me feel…safe.

JOEY: Don’t wait until it’s too late…most people do.

[The boy turns and walks away. As he reaches the door he pauses with his hand on the knob, turns, grins, and gives a wink before disappearing after his classmates].

[Fade to black].


Mamma has spoken said...

Curious, what kind of business card was it? Oh and I looked for Maple Bars, couldn't find any. Guess I'll have to take your word on it as to how good they are.

cari said...

Who is this kid anyway? How funny!

Gerb said...

He has business cards?!

I love him more and more the more I hear about him.

Business cards! Love it.

Teachinfourth said...

M - A 'business card' for legal help - lawyer to be exact. If it hadn't been lost in the bustle at the end of the year, I'd have snapped a photo of it.

C - To protect the identity of the innocent, I cannot divulge his identity. However, Max has met him a few times out on the playground...

G - Well, he had the one...

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