Sunday, May 8, 2011

Moments with Joey - 1999

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SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MORNING, HALLWAY. The class is coming into the school after the morning bell. As they pass through the doors, they are warmly greeted by their teacher.

TEACHER: Put some smiles on those faces because today we’re going to party like it’s 1999!

[One of the boys lags behind his classmates with a bemused expression on his face].

JOEY: Mr. Z, we’re going to party like it’s 1999?

TEACHER: Yep.

JOEY: Why 1999?

TEACHER: It’s actually an eighties song reference.

[Pause].

JOEY: Oh, I thought it was because it was the year I was born.

TEACHER: Hmmmm…so would this mean it would actually be a party, or a punishment?

[The boy thinks for a second].

JOEY: Better bring on the tears, Mr. Z.

[Fade to black].

14 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

LOL, whoa, dude! he got u there!.

Peanut said...

I love your moments with Joey! I stumbled upon your blog one day and I must say...each little moment always brings a smile to my face when I need it the most! :-)

Mamma has spoken said...

At least he's honest;o)
My students don't get my flash back comments either...

becca said...

how cute Joey is a smart little boy isn't he

Teachinfourth said...

K - Sometimes he's a little bit too clever for his own good...now if he'd just keep his desk clean.

P - Thanks for swinging by and making your presence known. Just so you know, Joey's moments always tend to make my days a little bit more bright, too...I'm really going to miss this one.

B - Yeah, pop culture references don't always tend to get picked up by students when they are young.

B - Most days he makes me laugh...some days he makes me shake my head and groan.

Oilfield Trash said...

Awesome!!!

TisforTonya said...

My little stinker (also born in 1999) thinks this song is great... until I point out that for me "partying like it's 1999" mostly includes 9 months of being sick, working too many hours, and trying desperately to not be in the way of my in-laws as we invaded their home that year... whoo-hoo... do we know how to par-tay or what?

(I know, "or what"

Rachel said...

Trying to think of a clever comment...... nope. I think my brain was lost back in 1999... just a breezeway between my ears these days.

Richard & Natalie said...

"Better bring the tears, Mr. Z"- love it!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Ha! He is SMART! These kids make you laugh one minute and make you want to tear your hair out the next.

Karen Peterson said...

I can't decide whether to laugh or feel bad for the kid.

M-Cat said...

What is Joey gonna do without you? He'll never get another one like you Mr Z ......

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

LOL, nice. I always love your moments with Joey. :D

tammy said...

: )

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