JOHNNY DAZE
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JOHNNY DAZE

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In my 7 years as school principal, I loved my job. However, I confess that I experienced a few mornings like Johnny. Enjoy my semi-autobiographical reflection.

Setting: Johnny sleeping in bed. His mother enters the bedroom.

Mother: Johnny dear, Time to get up and get ready for school.
Johnny: (he turns over; no answer)

Mother: You need to get up now. You’re going to be late!
Johnny: (he covers his ears; no answer)

Mother: I fixed your very favorite breakfast: pancakes with happy faces in chocolate chips.
Johnny: I’m not hungry and I’m not getting up!

Mother: We go through this every day. Why are you so stubborn?… just like your father.
Johnny: Leave me alone!

Mother: Tell me, what is your problem?
Johnny: Why can’t you get it? I just don’t want to!

Mother: Please tell Mommy why you don’t want to go to school.
Johnny: I hate school!

Mother: Lots of kids don’t like school, but they still go. Give me a better reason.
Johnny: Everybody at school hates me! Tell me why I have to go.

Mother: First of all, you’re 40 years old. Second, you’re the principal!!!

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  1. I love poetry and would love to read some thing from your many adventures cruising on the open seas,

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