Sitting at her desk, Jane was reading a book about young romance. She heard the classroom door shut and knew reading time was over. Her teacher stood in front of the class and began to talk about math. It wasn’t long before she heard two boys in the back of the class whispering and start to laugh. Mr. Thompson said, “Mark and Dan, are you going to pay attention or go see the principal?”
The two boys turned around forward in their sears and said, “Pay attention.”
The teacher grinned a little and said, “I thought so. You know you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink; you can send a kid to school, but you can’t make him think. Maybe you two would like to write a paper on that subject?”
The boys both shook their heads no and looked ashamed. Mr. Thompson turned back to the black board and began to write a series of equations.
Written for Fandango’s February Expressions (FFE) #22
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