SCENE 1, EXTERIOR. MORNING, BLACKTOP. The class is lined up and readying themselves to come into the building. As the class president picks the straighter of the two lines, the students file past the teacher with a flurry of ‘Good mornings’ and greetings of ‘Hello, Mr. Z.’ The teacher acknowledges each of his students as they pass by. Toward the end of the line a fifth grade boy walks up slowly, he is clutching his stomach.
JOEY: [Spoken as if he’s sick]. Ugh, Mr. Z…I am SO stuffed.
[The teacher and boy walk through the set of double doors together and start down the hallway behind the rest of the class].
TEACHER: Why, what happened?
[The boy grins].
JOEY: I had two breakfasts this morning.
TEACHER: Two breakfasts?
JOEY: Yeah, down in the lunchroom I had two orders of French toast, two orders of sausage, two servings of fruit, two bowls of cereal, and two cartons of milk. [Pause]. I went though the line twice.
TEACHER: Holy Hannah, Joey, why did you eat so much?
JOEY: Well, they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Mr. Z.
TEACHER: So, I guess I can expect twice as much out of you today then, right?
JOEY: Yep…and you know what?
TEACHER: What’s that?
JOEY: Some people think I should have my picture on a box of Life cereal because I’m good-looking, too.
TEACHER: Well, it beats having it on a milk carton.
[Fade to black].
BTW, Don't forget that this Saturday is Christmas in September...