Thursday, November 08, 2007


No fortune Cookie or Magic 8-Ball required

I got a call from one of the Rips teachers on Saturday (don't these people take a day off) and it would seem that he is having a little (lot) of trouble getting to his 3rd period Class on time. In addition, he has fallen so far behind in his homework that he is in danger of failing!

None of this comes as a very big surprise, but is still something that needed to be addressed . It is quite compounded by the fact that I get a call from the Ex Mrs. Bulletholes every day at the break of dawn to check on "our Boy".
It was during the discussion he and I were having concerning tardiness, homework and these early morning phone calls that we both simultaneously developed a black eye!
But that evening he was quietly doing his homework.

He had just finished up when an old friend came by. She surveyed the two of us with our black-eyes and, all aghast, wanted to know what had happened.
We explained it was about "homework".
She began to tell us about a special program he could get into where he wouldn't have to do any homework, he could go at his own pace, so to speak.
I told her that we would be doing this the old fashioned way, where they give him an assignment and he does the assignment. She began to protest, and the Rip and I looked at each other and grinned and proceeded to escort her to the door and throw her out on her ass.
With the door closed , we looked at each other and just cracked up.
Ain't it funny how things work sometimes?


Old Lady said...

What is going on between 2nd & 3rd period?

Cherchez la femme!

GEWELS said...

Sometimes the "old-fashioned" way is the best way.
At least SHE didn't "develop" a black eye too!

Dave Mows Grass said...

Sounds like Rod's Hammerfight Theory at work. He can explain it better than I can.

GrizzBabe said...

It's good that you guys can have "discussions" and feel like your relationship is better off for it.

Man, raising teenagers ain't for the weak.

Citizen H said...

I seem to remember several similar "discussions" with my dad.

Sometimes a swift kick in the rumpus is a good thing. For all concerned.

Mother of Invention said...

It's amazing how a few black eyes can change how you SEE things, eh?!!

Head Duck Wrangler said...

ahem ....... afro-american eyes, please!
Quack, Quack!

Anonymous said...

i'm afraid in this tale i would be the interfering busybody .....

would you still throw me out on my ass?? ouch!!


kissyface said...

I'll refrain from comment on the bruising, except to note that together you must look like one full raccoon. I am glad you two are in agreement.