Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Moments with Joey - Brains

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SCENE 1, INTERIOR. AFTERNOON, CLASSROOM. The students are heading out to recess as the teacher gathers up a few papers to take to the workroom to make copies of; as he walks out the door, he notices he’s being followed by a fifth-grade boy.

TEACHER: Did you need something, Joey?

[The boy shakes his head].

TEACHER: Then why don’t you go out for recess? You only have fifteen minutes, you know.

[The boy keeps in stride with the teacher as they move down the hallway].

JOEY: I was wondering something, Mr. Z.

TEACHER: Sure, what is it?

[There is a longish pause as the boy considers his question. The teacher stops and looks intently at the boy].

TEACHER: Is everything okay, Joey?

[The boy nods his head].

JOEY: Yeah, I was just wondering...[his voice trails off to silence].

[Pause].

TEACHER: About?

[The boy casually leans in a bit and asks quietly].

JOEY: If you rolled your eyes back far enough, would you be able to see your own brain?

[The teacher pauses to see if the boy is serious or is pulling his leg; after a second he sees the hint of a smile pulling at the corners of the boy’s mouth].

TEACHER: Wouldn’t you have to have your brain with you before you start worrying about that?

[The boy slaps a relieved hand to his chest and blows out a relieved sigh].

JOEY: That’s a good point, Mr. Z. Thanks.

[The boy grins and heads out the fifth grade doors to the playground].


[Fade to black].

6 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

You two are definitely one of a kind!
:-)

Mamma has spoken said...

Ah Joey, why don't you try it and find out. I'll be waiting to hear what you saw.

Mindy said...

"If I only had a brain...." LOL

Too funny! I love Joey!

tammy said...

Problem solved!

wendy said...

Oh my gosh, that was hysterical. Good comeback on your part.

Richard & Natalie said...

Never a dull moment, with joey or YOU! :)

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