All of the fifth grade students were being asked on the first day of school by the teacher about
themselves and their family.
When it got to little Johnny, a new student in the
class, the teacher asked "What does your father do
for a living Johnny?"
Johnny hesitated and looked around at the other
students peering back at him. There was complete
silence for what seemed like an eternity to Johnny.
The teacher could tell the question made Johnny realuncomfortable,anxious, and nervous but repeated the question again...
"What does your father do for a living
"My father left us to be a gay dancer at a bar with other queers downtown", Johnny responded. "And he is an alcoholic too!"
The shocked teacher, trying not to make a big deal of the young students response quickly moved on to the next student while the rest of the kids in the class snickered to one another.
Later that afternoon at recess the teacher pulled
Johnny aside to discuss the youngsters earlier
"Johnny", she said, "I am sorry about calling you out in front of the other students before. I had no idea about your dad's lifestyle!".
"Oh, that's OK Ms Smith. I made up the whole thing
anyway," responded Johnny.
"What do you mean you made it up? Are you saying
your dad is not a gay alcoholic dancer at a bar downtown?" the puzzeld teacher questioned.
"No," Johnny reponded.
"He is a football player for the Chicago Bears but I was just too embarassed to tell anyone because I don't want the other kids to make fun of me"
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