Friday, September 7, 2007

Back to School Special

As the school year has just started, I thought it appropriate to take a brief stroll down memory lane and recall one of my favorite high school moments.

One day we had a substitute teacher who was making us take turns reading out loud a paragraph from our textbook. I was a couple of rows away from where the reading started, so I had a moment to conspire with the kid behind me. When it was my turn to read, the student behind me leaned slightly forward and whispered the words to me. I then repeated the words out loud and moved my finger randomly around the page. At one point in the middle, I paused and whispered "What was that?" while acting like I was clearing my throat. Then the guy behind me whispered the line over again and I continued on.

The next day my real teacher called me back and asked me, "Do you have any idea why the substitute would recommend that I call you back here and have you read me something?" I responded, "Well, I think I really impressed him."

Good days.

7 comments:

Heather said...

I never heard that story before. It sounds like something you would do. I don't mean that in a bad way either!

Jared and Melissa said...

I doubt it was a joke. You probably did have trouble reading it. Text books use big words.

Mom said...

I know who that kid was who sat behind you. His name is Moe Lester. He is in jail now. Don't look him up. He has bad carma.

Chad and Amy said...

I hope it's not genetic!

Jared and Melissa said...

I think Heather meant her comment in a bad way.

April said...

Come to think of it I don't know if I have ever actually heard you read anything...interesting.

ronandlindahatfield said...

Oh, I heard him read once. It was very special! It went something like this... See Spot run. See Jane run. See Dick run.
It still gives me chills! Lovely, just lovely!