Monday, March 21, 2011

Moments with Joey – Hard Work and Good Smells

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SCENE 1, INTERIOR. AFTERNOON, SCHOOL LIBRARY. Most of the class is in the kiva, practicing a rap song about the presidents of the United States to a karaoke track of Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise.” As the teacher checks on the four or five students working on their homework in the library, one boy approaches him.

JOEY: Mr. Z, I only have one assignment left and then I’m all caught up!

TEACHER: Joey, I’m so proud of you; you’ve worked awfully hard.

[The boy stands there for a second and then throws his arms around his teacher, giving him a huge hug. With his face buried in his teacher’s shirt, the boy takes a deep breath].

JOEY: It’s all because of you, Mr. Z…you…[pause] Man, you smell SO good!

[Pause].

TEACHER: You know, I don’t know whether I should be flattered or creeped out.

[The boy releases his teacher and grins].

JOEY: Old Spice?

TEACHER: Okay, I’m creeped out.

JOEY: You’re welcome, Mr. Z...

[Fade to black].

19 comments:

Katie said...

You've gotta love kids! Nothing but honesty and forthrightness. This made me grin!

Sand Castles and Snow Forts said...

I realized even five minutes after I read this I was still smiling!

mintifresh said...

Feel the love...the creepy, creepy love..hahaha

Stef said...

Ha. That boy sure knows his smells. I know my 5th grader can't even smell himself sometimes....but I sure can. I think it is great that he was giving you a hug! I love this age. i really do.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

My son's into smells as of late, good or bad ones. Be glad he didn't say you reeked and liked it. Now THAT would have been creepy.

Mamma has spoken said...

This so reminds me of the boy students I have who love my girly smelling hand sanitizer. I have regular no smell sanitizer but I also have some Bath and Body that some of my boy students love to use. I'll point out to them that it is Spring flowers smell and they tell me that it's ok because it smells so good.

Linn said...

You've once again succeeded in making me laugh out loud. That boy is something else!

tammy said...

Well now I want to smell you too.

And a rap about the presidents to "Ganster's Paradise"?? Too cool. I want to hear that!

Cheeseboy said...

So, I need to know. Old Spice? Really?

T said...

shoot, Cheeseboy took my comment! So, was he right? Are you an Old Spice Man??? that shocks me a little!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Creeped out because he recognized the brand or cuz he smelled u? lol

Rachel said...

HA!! I am totally busting up on my couch here! My lap top just about fell on the floor. That was a good one Joey!

Shannon said...

I'm jumping on Cheesboy's wagon - I want to know too!

Teachinfourth said...

It's the deodorant, not any type of fancy body wash or splash-on.

Sport, to be exact.

I wiped some on the screen...you should be able to smell it below.

sniff here ===> <====sniff here.

Connie said...

I can smell it!!!
You can't help but love Joey!

Mr. Hughes said...

Hey be glad Joey gave a compliment! I had a student tell me the other day that I couldn't be any fatter...
Nothing like a comment like that to make your day...or something! LOL

Richard & Natalie said...

I am smiling from ear to ear. Gotta love that Joey- creepiness and all.

Karen Peterson said...

I had a similar experience with one of my students. Except I work at a college, so I think mine was creepier.

M-Cat said...

Um, that is the same brand that my kid uses. Officially creeped out
: )

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