SCENE 1, INTERIOR. AFTERNOON, CLASSROOM. The teacher moves to a desk where a young boy is patiently waiting for help with his assignment. The teacher kneels down next to him.
JOEY: Mr. Z, I was just doing the assignment and this question perplexed me.
[The boy points to problem number four on his worksheet while the teacher looks at the boy with a surprised expression].
TEACHER: Perplexed? Do you even know what that word means?
JOEY: [Nodding]. Yeah, it means to be confused.
TEACHER: How did you know that word, Joey?
JOEY: I don’t know. [Shrug] I guess I’m just awesome.
TEACHER: Yeah, and it looks like you’ve got lots of humility, too.
[The boy looks confused].
JOEY: Mr. Z? What does that word mean?
[Fade to black].