Monday, March 12, 2012

Moments with Joey - Unspoken Thoughts

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SCENE 1, INTERIOR. LUNCHTIME. CLASSROOM. The teacher seated at the back table working on grades and eating his lunch at the same time; a 5th grade boy slips into the room. The teacher looks up in surprise because it’s only been two minutes since he’d dropped his class off at the lunchroom.

TEACHER: Did you even chew the food?

JOEY: Yep.

TEACHER: Well, you’re back so quickly, I wondered if you just sucked it down.

[The boy grins and heads back to the table. He flops into a chair and then leans on his arms on the tabletop].

JOEY: Mr. Z, I’m tired.

TEACHER: Nice to meet you, Tired, I’m Mr. Z.

JOEY: [Speaking in a swanky, deep voice like Joe Cool and flipping his head to the side with a ‘gun’ finger point]. Oooooh yes, you are...

[The teacher sits for a silent beat].

TEACHER: You know, that was just the tiniest bit creepy.

JOEY: [Speaking in his normal voice] Well, what can I say? I’m a weird kid.

TEACHER: I didn’t say that.

JOEY: I know, I did.

[Pause].

TEACHER: However, I have thought it a lot of times…

[The boy breaks into laughter].

Fade to black.

3 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Your students are allowed to come back to the classroom after they eat? Makes me thankful for the half hour duty free lunch we get here.
Yes, I need that break to get my thoughts together.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I wouldn't worry about the comment, its the laugh I'd worry about....lol

Karen Peterson said...

Well, at least he knows he's weird. And knowing is half the battle.

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