Wednesday, February 28, 2007
My colleague, Ms. Bright, had an unfortunate run-in with a bakery product yesterday.
She was teaching her class when something hit her in the ankle. She looked down, she looked out the door, and for some reason she happened to recognize the special ed. student who threw the thing at her.
She went to the special ed. office and told them, "Brian threw a muffin at me while I was teaching."
"You'd better write it up," they told her.
"Will there be any consequences for Brian?" she asked.
"Probably not," they told her.
"Then I'm not writing it up," she said.
But the folks in special ed. did indeed talk to Brian. In fact they brought him by her classroom to explain.
"That lady is a liar, yo. I wasn't eating a muffin this morning. It was a bagel."
"Brian..." began the special ed. dean.
"No, it's true. I wasn't eating no muffin. It was a bagel."
Clearly Ms. Bright had perpetrated a grave injustice against this young man.