Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Overheard at the Library...

Scene: The public library.

Two men are seated together at a table. It does not take long to realize that one is tutoring the other in the fine art of reading and writing. They are reading something together. The student comes across a word he is not familiar with. The teacher points to the word, says:

"Well, how did the Chiefs play on Sunday?"

Student looks confused, looks at teacher, looks at word on the paper. Teacher prompts:
"They were bad, weren't they?"

Student, thinks, brightens, seems relieved: "Oh, yes, yes, they were bad. Oh, I get it now."

It is not good when your football team is bad enough to serve as an example for a vocabulary lesson.

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