Good Story – Sixth Grader at School for Homeless Children Catches me Off Guard

by Bernie Fallon

At the school for homeless children where I tutor, here is a short exchange between a 6th grade boy and me.  You never know what sensitive feelings are going on.  So, throughout the day, I try to smile, be supportive and helpful at all times.  

This kid had a smile with every question he asked me.

  • 6th Grader: Will you remember me tomorrow?
  • Me: Yes! I will.
  • 6th Grader: Will you remember me next week?
  • Me: Yes!
  • 6th Grader: Will you remember me in one year?
  • Me: I sure will!
  • 6th Grader: Knock Knock
  • Me: Who’s there?
  • 6th Grader (smiling brightly): I thought you said you would remember me!
  • Me: (laughing) You totally caught off guard. Wow.

Haha.  Great job.  He got me and I laughed!