Saturday, November 24, 2012

A funny incident


“Sit here.”

 Jayshree Ma’am told this to a boy studying in the Nursery class. The boy did so, a sulky look on his face.

Just then, a small girl came. It was her birthday, so she was distributing chocolate to all the teachers in the block. “Thank you” Ma’am said. She then started to give us some advice about the test the next day and kept her chocolate on the teacher’s table.

The boy looked at chocolate for some time and then, when Ma’am faced the blackboard, quickly shot out his hand and took the chocolate.

“ Hey, that is not for you!” ma’am snapped. She had seen him do that. “ Keep it back.” He did it, a sullen look on his face.

He did the same thing again but he was still not so fortunate. By this time, we were snorting and trying not to laugh.

‘’Do you know why you are here?” she asked him. “It is because you are a very naughty boy and you keep hitting other children. A complaint has come about you and I brought you here so that you would not be able to beat anyone. Your father is coming to see me.”

“mein ne kuch ..” he started. “Speak in English” Ma’am said, sharply.  

“I… not beat others’’   

“As if.”

At the end of the period, Ma’am picked up her things and chocolate and said “Thank you girls. I have to go now.”

“What about this guy Ma’am?” all of us said, nodding towards him.

“Thank you for reminding me. I almost forgot about him.” She jerked the boy to his feet, and he followed her out.

We then burst into laughter.