Sunday, September 19, 2004

Stupid Question

I visited the principal's office often during my elementary school education. Looking back, I have decided that I was most likely bored which lead to me talking too much or otherwise misbehaving. I wasn't hyper, in fact that is not a word that would be used to describe me at any stage of my life. My assessment is that I wasn't intellectually stimulated enough. That's my story and I am sticking to it.

In the third grade, we had just spent the better part of an hour learning all about Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims, the Indians and the fact that it's an American Holiday. We were discussing the lesson afterward when one of my classmates decided to ask me what my family and I ate at Thanksgiving. Being of ethnic heritage and keeping in mind that we had JUST finished learning the reason behind Thanksgiving, I was bothered by the question. So I told Tommie that we ate people.

Instant trip to the Principal's office, do not pass go. My Father was summoned and we had a little meeting. The Principal asked me to relate the story and I did. Both my Father and the Principal could barely hold in their laughter when I got to the punch line. I admitted to being a smart-ass but I also wanted to know why Tommie wasn't being punished for obviously not paying attention in class.

When Dad and I left the Principal’s office, I was happy to see Tommie and his Mom waiting their turn.


HotForSimon said...

I think you spent more time in the office than you did in class!! LOL You must have been VERY bored...HA!

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