Friday, March 4, 2011

Moments with Joey – Camping Trips

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SCENE 1, INTERIOR. AFTERNOON, CLASSROOM. The teacher is working with a small group of students during recess. They are all seated at the kidney-shaped table at the back of the classroom. After working for several minutes, one boy looks up from his assignment.

JOEY: Mr. Z, have you ever gone camping before?

TEACHER: Yeah.

[An impressed expression flashes across the boy’s face].

JOEY: Probably like a hundred times, right?

TEACHER: Well, I’ve gone quite a bit.

[The boy slouches in his chair for a moment].

JOEY: I’ve only gone camping once, and that was in the backyard.

[Pause].

JOEY: Hey, maybe you could take me camping, Mr. Z!

TEACHER: Me?

JOEY: Yeah, like on Survivor Man.

[Pause].

TEACHER: If we went camping like on Survivor Man, we’d both head out to the desert, but only one of us would come back…I’d probably have to use you as firewood.

[There is a long pause and then the boy continues to work on his assignment].

JOEY: I’ve heard that camping is lame.

TEACHER: It probably is…

[Fade to black].

15 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

TOUCHE! to the teach!. lol....bet that felt good....wonder if Joey will spread rumors that your a pyro? hmmm.

mama-face said...

Some kids would find the idea of being used as firewood frightening... but not that Joey. love him.

Sand Castles and Snow Forts said...

This should be in comic strip form with a little silent "Yikes!" over Joey's head..... hahahaha!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

And that's AFTER he has to drink his own urine!

Karen Peterson said...

Hilarious!

I love that he has no comeback.

Mamma has spoken said...

Well at least you didn't say you would have to eat him :o/

Marnie said...

I think we all have a Joey in our life. This is why it's appreciated :0)

Shannon said...

It's true, camping *can* be rather lame if you are sacrificed to the fire.

Connie said...

How soon we change our mind! Being firewood must not have sounded so cool! (it sounds pretty hot to me!)

Miss Griffiths said...

This is yet another reason I would NOT go camping with you... :P

tammy said...

I'm not going camping with you either.

Richard & Natalie said...

I am feeling lucky to still have two of my sons and glad they were never sacrificed to the fire during Red Rock. :)

M-Cat said...

Note to self - do not accept any camping invites from Mr Z.

Or from Joey for that matter - he now has ideas in his head

Brett said...

My idea of "roughing it" is only getting one towel in my room at the Holiday Inn.

Life with Kaishon said...

The first thing I thought when I was reading this is that it is a shame that teachers couldn't probably take kids camping any more because people would just automatically assume there was something fishy going on.

It made me sad : ( My thoughts. Not the fact that you would have to burn the kid : )

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