Sunday, December 4

Teacher Man

The recent college graduate takes a job as a high school English teacher. On his first day, at the start of his first class, one youth hurled a sandwich at another. All he could think to say was, "Stop throwing sandwiches." A third youth replied: "Hey, teach, he awredy threw the sangwidge. No use tellin' him now don't throw the sangwidge. They's the sangwidge there on the floor."
Teach describes: "The sandwich, in wax paper, lay halfway out of the bag and the aroma told me there was more to this than baloney. I picked it up and slid it from its wrapping. It was not any ordinary sandwich where meat is slapped between slices of tasteless white American bread. This bread was dark and thick, baked by an Italian mother in Brooklyn, bread firm enough to hold slices of a rich baloney, layered with slices of tomato, onions and peppers, drizzled with olive oil and charged with a tongue-dazzling relish.... I ate the sandwich."
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