Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 84- J the Custodian

Characters: Mrs. Ferri, high school teacher
                  J, custodian and handyman extraordinaire

Setting: After school around 4 pm.  The school is nearly deserted.  As Mrs. Ferri walks down the hall, she hears the faint sounds of music playing off in the distance.  The music grows louder and louder as she approaches the school exit.  As she turns the corner to the Senior hallway, she spots the boombox and the custodian at the same time. 

J: It's the hooooooooooooooonky tonk women.  Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues! YEAH.  It's the--

J the Custodian spots Mrs. Ferri out of the corner of his eye.

T:  Oh.  Oops- well, I guess you caught me!

Mrs. F.: I suppose I did.  It's a nice way to catch you, though.  Good times.

T: Good times.

Mrs. Ferri and J share a chuckle and a twinkle in the eyes.  Man, there's a guy who knows how to have fun at work, Mrs. F. thinks.

Mrs. F.: Well, have a good night.  Keep rockin'!

T: Sure thing.  Gimme, gimme, gimme....

T adds in a shimmy and a little spin move with the broom for good measure.  Mrs. Ferri exits the building and heads to her car.  Inspired, she cranks up her "Glee" cd and sings at the top of her lungs all the way home.  At a traffic light, she is caught by a random stranger, who giggles at her performance.  Another chuckle and twinkle are shared. 

Pay it forward.

Thank you, J the Custodian, you made my day.

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