Surf’s Up

Surf’s Up

“Pay attention now, class. Not long now.

“Let’s remind ourselves of what we did today. Anybody? Fin? Yes? Yes, hooks, barbed hooks. Yes, well done. Any thing else, class? C’mon, this is for you, not me. Yes, Monk? Yes, nets. Yes, good. And Spikey, you say? Spear guns? Spot on. Well done, class. All worth remembering.

“Starting tomorrow, we examine indicators of extreme danger in the kitchen. You probably already know ‘em. The top three are: slices of lemon, tartare sauce, and potato chips. See these, swim for your life!

“School’s out. Same time same place tomorrow. Let’s  go home.”

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30 Responses to Surf’s Up

  1. CherryPickens says:

    Excellent play on school. I can’t wait to see how the blackboard is used.

  2. Anja says:

    I enjoyed this. I believe my students have the memory of a fish…maybe they should try this school. 😉

  3. draliman says:

    This was very enjoyable. A real school of fish 🙂

  4. Really funny, Patrick. Fish are yummy eats!

  5. hugmamma says:

    I’ll think of your story when next I see a school of fish, and remember that they have lives as well. hugs for the lesson, prof. 🙂

  6. vbholmes says:

    Definitely Disney material–fun.

  7. Dear Patrick,

    Words of wisdom to swim by. Funny.



  8. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Patrick,

    If they can see the tartare sauce, It’s too late. Good job.



  9. elappleby says:

    A really fun story – I can picture them all (Disney-style) 🙂

  10. That was a very charmingly told tale. I think that your last remarks from the teacher would be improved by haveing her say “School’s out. Same times, etc”. Otherwise, just great.

  11. Sandra says:

    Such a realistic voice. That line “this is for you, not me”… do all teachers say that… it certainly brought back memories. Great take on the prompt.

  12. glossarch says:

    Nice! I like the reversal.

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