Monday, January 14, 2008

One for the Little Guy

Timmy hadn’t correctly answered a question in this class, or in any class, ever. Then it happened. The teacher asked when electricity was first discovered. Timmy knew all about electricity. He did a report on it last year. Timmy’s heart pounded, as he slowly raised his hand above his head. Inch by inch he raised it, excited and scared at the same time. The teacher looked shocked as she saw Timmy’s hand. She stared blankly for a second and then called on him, almost as a question – "Timmy?" Timmy cleared his throat, looked around at the faces of the kids who mercilessly teased him and answered. “I don’t know teacher. I don’t know.” It was the only thing that Timmy didn’t remember about electricity. Timmy then sunk his head into his folded arms on his desk and sighed.

5 comments:

Chad and Amy said...

That's one for the books. MML (Made me laugh).

April said...

Poor little Timmy.

Heather said...

Sounds like me in High school.

Jared and Melissa said...

sounds like me now. Is Timmy his real name? I think I might know this guy.

ronandlindahatfield said...

If he didn't know, why did he raise his hand? It doesn't make sense to me.