I’m helping with Stage Crew this year, and we were there after school doing a run through of a dinner-theater play we are doing later this month. I’m talking with one of my students and said something about heading out to my older brother’s house (The World According to Pedro) to help him with his taxes. The student asks me “Doesn’t he know how to do his taxes?” I tell him “Yeah, but I’ve got the program to do them.” And then I ask him “Do you know how to do your taxes?” to which he answers
“I’m 14 going on 15, what am I supposed to know about taxes.” Good point, my young friend.
The play has a pirate theme, so all afternoon we’ve been listening to Jimmy Buffett, and since he’s one of my favorite musicians, I’ve been singing and dancing along with it making a total fool of myself. (This is one of the things I like about Jr. High better than High School, the kids love it when you do weird stuff like that.) Mostly we’ve been listening to “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, until gets busy fixing something and forgets to stop the CD after “Margaritaville”. I hear the next song coming on, immediately recognize it and go running for the sound system.
The song right after “Margaritaville”? Just a little, innocent song titled “Why Don’t We Get Drunk (and Screw).” And yes, I got it stopped before the lyrics started.