Many thanks for the great laugh! It hit a bit too close to home. I
forwarded your story to the listserv for my school staff today. Staff
members have been commenting on it all day.
From: Michelle H. Harrell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 5:07 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: A laugh for Friday...
This is too funny! I had to forward this to my mom- hope you don't mind.
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Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 9:05:43 EST
While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new
dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.
Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name
had been in my high school class some 40 years ago. Upon seeing him,
however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired
man with the deeply lined face was too old to have been my classmate.
After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the
local high school.
"Yes," he replied
"When did you graduate?" I asked.
He answered, "In 1944."
"Why, you were in my class!" I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"