Overheard in a schoolyard

“Billy’s parents just don’t get it.”

“Why do you say that?”

“On his birthday he asked for something hi-tech. His parents bought him a sonic toothbrush.”


“Yeah. Last Christmas he wanted something cool. His parents got him a window air conditioner.”


“Seriously. Two years ago he wanted a bike. Instead his parents got him a unicycle and a roll of reflective tape.”

“He must’ve been furious.”

“Actually, no. He’s kinda used to it. This year his parents wanted him to give them a school portrait. He drew them a stick figure with his school name at the bottom.”

“What’d his parents do?”

“What any parent’d do. They framed it and hung it in the living room. But Billy’s getting smart about the whole thing. This Christmas he’s asking for a car.”

“Really, why?”

“He’s really into models.”


(Bell rings.)


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One Response to Overheard in a schoolyard

  1. Very cleverly written. Thanks for sharing.

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