Do You Have The Time?

The teacher stood in front of the class.  She was discussing the reading assignment she was giving the class.  “You don’t have to finish the book over the weekend, but I want you all to be at least to page 250 by the time you come back to class on Monday.”

One student rose his hand.  “Yes Kenny,” the teacher said.  “What can I help you with?”

Kenny looked at the clock and back at Miss Snider, “Do you know the clock is almost 3 minutes slow?”

“Kenny that is not germane to the subject at hand.”

“I don’t know where it was made, but it could be a German clock I guess.”

“Kenny I want you to go talk to Mr. Wilson.”

“But I was just letting you know it was slow.”

“You can discuss it with Mr. Wilson and maybe he will want to have maintenance look at the clock.  Until then I expect you to pay attention in class.  Now go talk to Mr. Wilson and explain to him what a slow clock has to do with History?”

Kenny stood up and gathered the few books he had and as he walked out of the door he turned backward to smirk at the class.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – germane