Thursday, April 28, 2011

Moments with Joey – Resting Rooms

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SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MIDMORNING, CLASSROOM. The class is working in small groups on math review problems as the teacher moves from group to group checking over their work. As he moves across the room he is approached by a 5th grade boy.

JOEY: Mr. Z, I’m going to the rest room, okay?

TEACHER: Oh, are you tired?

[The boy looks confused before an expression of dawning comprehension flashes across his face].

JOEY: What I meant is that I’m going to go to the bathroom.

TEACHER: You’re going to take a bath? Here at school?

[The boy shakes his head and tries to hide a smile. He rolls his eyes and tries to use a sarcastic tone].

JOEY: Yeah, I thought I’d take one in the toilet.

[Pause].

TEACHER: Well, you better flush twice then...

[The boy chokes on a laugh as he picks up the basketball hall pass filled with rocks and moves out into the hallway].

[Fade to black].

24 comments:

Heidi (lilmommyfoofoo) said...

That was a bit more of a "moment with Mr. Z". Lol. You are funny. :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Love it when they are trying hard to look annoyed but deep down they are cracking up!

Linn said...

That is really funny! I always call it a rest room and now I will smile when I do. Awesome post!

Cherie said...

I think it is fun to give kids a hard time like that - Very cute!

Farscaper said...

That must be why I always found a sofa in the women's bathroom at BYU. HFAC had the biggest ones.

Just SO said...

Awesome! That is a cool hall pass.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

NOW, I know where Joey gets his 'comments' from....or rather his sense of humor......

Connie said...

You're rather clever, if I do say so myself.

Karen Peterson said...

I love messing with kids like that. And good for him being quick enough to get it!

Miss Griffiths said...

You could really mess with his mind if you add in other names for it: the loo, watercloset, toilet....

Richard & Natalie said...

Cleverly cute.
I remember my own similar moment with you except the phrase was "washroom"... Oh, Joey, I feel for ya.

Marnie said...

I guess in the end Joey got to sit on his throne (couldn't resist).

Rachel said...

I always hated moments like that!! I'd be so embarrassed to have to ask to go to the bathroom in the first place, so when the teacher would draw attention by teasing me....... MORTIFIED!!

Good thing Joey can handle your potty humor! :D

baygirl32 said...

haha rolled his eyes and tried to use a sarcastic tone, I'm living with a 6th grader, I get this every time I open my mouth

Pretty said...

My history teacher my senior year, had an old frumpy teddy bear as the hall pass/bathroom key. I hope he lysoled it regularly.

cute post. Love this blogs layout.

becca said...

stopping by from "a peek into karen's world"

following now http://becca-mycrazystuff.blogspot.com/

Kelley said...

Hahaha!! That is so cute! I have two boys, 3 & 6. I love hearing the things they come up with. I love that you shared this story with us. I've got to be going now. I need to take a bath in my toilet.

wendy said...

that's funny..I can just see this kid snickering and rolling his eyes, and trying again

What would you have said if he asked to "go to the loo (or is it lou??)"

Roberta said...

Congrats on being featured on Karen's Blog of the Week!!!

One time while I was in grade school, we made little duckies out of construction paper for Easter. One leg came unglued and fell off of my precious duckie. With injured duckie in hand I approached my teacher and said, "My leg fell off!" I thought she'd be understanding and sympathetic...but nooooooo! She grabbed my leg and felt up and down to make sure I didn't have any brokrn bones, and saw that, indeed, my leg was still attached. She said, "Your leg looks fine to me." I just turned around and walked off. I think that was the first time I called a teacher a "swear-word-in-my-mind." (I really wanted to type the B word here, but I don't want you to think ill of me!

Fun post!!

L'Aussie said...

Hi.Came over from Karen's blog of the week and have followed you. This is one cute story.

Denise<3

Katherine said...

I love teasing my 8 year old in the same type of ways!

The Story of us said...

So funny!

M said...

Funny! I wish I could think that fast on my toes

The Watty's said...

Just catching up on some light "Joey" reads...you have a gift. These kids just hand us great moments daily...gotta love them. Keep up the great work in the class and on the "outside".

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