Saturday, June 17, 2006
Mr. Principal Meets With Mr. A.
"Mr. A, please report to the principal's office immediately", is the announcement bellowed over the loudspeaker. Mr. A, being an obedient teacher, stops marking papers and heads downstairs. He is greeted in the principal's office by Mrs. APO and Mr. AP Security. Mr. Principal begins the conversation with "Mr. A, it has come to our attention that you are walking around the building, visiting different offices and disrupting all the work going on in there." A stunned Mr. A looks at them and replies "I never bother anyone. If anyone's work is being interrupted they ask me to leave and I leave immediately. You are just after me for this because you don't like my wearing shorts, tee shirts and sneakers with no socks every day and there is nothing you can do about it." Mrs. APO clearly agrees with Mr. A but is not strong enough to fight Mr. Principal and she says nothing. Mr. AP Security meekly shakes his head in agreement with Mr. Principal. This is understandable. Mr. Principal hired him for his ventriloquist dummy qualities. Mr. A, is not meek and is no one's dummy. He knows his rights. He gets up, and walks out of the office, never looking back and heads into the first office he sees to visit.