Saturday, February 21, 2015

Starting the new semester right

Jenny returned to school and was met by Deidre.

"Jenny, here we are again. Back to the grind."

"It's not a grind--it's school."

"Same thing."

Jenny sighed and walked along with Deidre across the playground. The bell range and they hurried to get to their first class.

"President Obama has declared climate change is the most serious threat to mankind" Mrs. Jenkins announced.

"Really?" whispered Jenny to Deidre. "Not those guys with swords cutting off heads?'

"Jenny," Mrs. Jenkins said, "do you have something to share with the class?"

"I said 'Really? Not those guys with swords cutting off heads?'"

There was a gasp from others in the class. Everyone stared at Jenny like she was an alien or maybe forgot to dress this morning.

"Excuse me?" Mrs. Jenkins asked. "What did you say?"

"I said 'Really? Not those guys with swords cutting off heads?'"

"Are you saying you think our President is wrong?"

"If he's more afraid of hotter weather than terrorists, yes."

Another gasp from the class. Deidre rolls her eyes and tries to avoid making eye contact with Jenny.

"Would you like to go to the principal's office and tell him what you said?'

"Sure, Mrs. Jenkins, if he can possibly tell me why Obama has such a rediculous idea and said it out loud, that would be helpful."

"That's it" stormed Mrs. Jenkins, "off to the principal's office".

Jenny stood sp and left the room muttering "Off with her head, off with her head. The Red Queen lives." being sure to be just soft enough not to be heard.

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