Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mr. Saturday Night


My brother John has now been a music teacher at his school for a very long time under the dictatorial guidance of Principal Cartwright. So caught up in her quest for perfection, she is not aware at all of her true surroundings.


Battles on a regular basis have been tolerated because of the notoriety of excellence John has brought to the school's music program. Not many schools put on productions with original scores. The cost saved from purchasing copyrighted material is a feather in Principal Cartwright's cap.


As this week saw the last day of school for the students, it also marked Mrs. Cartwright's last day as Principal. Her time to retire had finally come. She called John into her office. "I'd like you to be the Master of Ceremonies, I have file cards here with fun facts about myself you can use between speakers." Mind you, she has just given an opening to the teacher who calls out her pretentiousness every chance he is given.


For example, when Ms. Cartwright noticed John had taken a Personal Day, she inquired of him what was the nature of his request knowing this was against union mandates. My brother replied, "I am going to see the doctor about my EBR" Mrs. Cartwright huffed, "I've never heard of EBR, what is it?" "Early Bowel Release."  my brother replied straight face. "It used to be called Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but was deemed too negative a connotation. IBS is now called EBR, Early Bowel Release."  Ms. Cartwright has never asked John again about a personal day earned.


Ceremony evening, speaker introductions made, time in between to pull out file cards."Mrs. Cartwright has written fun facts about herself, but I know a few myself that aren't written down."


Addressing the audience of students who know their principal all too well, "Alright now, everyone yell out at the same time Mrs. Cartwright's favorite instrument." In unison the expected reply washes over Mrs. Cartwright, "The piano!" A moment waited, "That's what I thought, too. But her favorite instrument is the microphone. Once it's in her hand, she just can't put it down!" And so the evening went. What on earth did she expect from Mr. Saturday Night? She got what she deserved!

Please do not Pin pattern to Pinterest.

23 comments:

Debby said...

Your brother is a hoot. I bet there is more to this story to come. I hope to hear more of what he said. I cant believe she had file cards abot herself.......seriously.
Love your little patriotic people.

sassypackrat said...

Too, too funny!

Terra said...

EBR, said with a straight face. Your brother is quite the comedian and that must have been some send off for her.
These are cute little "people". Did you make them?

Ina said...

Okay THAT was funny! ;p

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Foolish woman! I hope it turned into a roast and, hopefully, your brother will have a nicer and more politically correct principal in charge of his school. Although he used humor, I would not have been as nice in my reply asking the reason for my personal day.

Tammy's in Love said...

I love SAM! He is the cutest little MC for this party!

Tammy

Shirley Hatfield said...

It is fun...as a somewhat shy person...to live vicariously through another's experiences...to see the deserving finally get their "comeuppance." =D

Jennifer Bontrager said...

Your brother sounds like a real hoot.

Teresa said...

That is hilarious! I bet your brother had fun dealing it back to Ms. Nosy Prissy Pants. I love your Uncle Sam & Statue of Liberty - they are so cute! Have a wonderful week.

vintage grey said...

Oh my, how funny. I can only imagine how the rest went. Love your sweet patriotic people! Have a blessed day! xo Heather

My Vintage Mending said...

What an incredible hoot your brother must be. EBR...I will be using that very soon. How on earth do you get a word in edge wise around such wit? These are beautiful. I believe it is time to pull out a pattern and some felt for me. I can't hold back any longer. Gorgeous...smiles...Renee

kittykill said...

HA HA HA! Good for your brother! Writing cards about yourself, you get what you deserve!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I'm JUST FINDING YOU tonight! I guess this is where all the fun is! Haha Love the story, and your felt characters are adorable!
I'm in on the Cartoon Tag Swap too!
Erica :)

vivian said...

lol! good for your brother.. thats pretty funny.. but did mrs cartwright (was that the name?) have a sense of humor? I love your stories! and I LOVE your patriotic creations!
and mostly.. e.. I love you too..
thanks for all your prayers and concern for baby jacob. please keep praying.
xoxo
vivian

Kim K. said...

Love your brother stories. They are the best. Every time I see another one of your patriotic creations, I get the urge to start putting away Josie's flamingo decorations! We've got one more party to go and then the red, white and blue comes out!

Dorothy said...

Way to go, brother!
Oh, what cute patriotic little creatures!
Dorothy

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great story!! Are you sure Mrs. Cartwright doesn't work at a school in Silicon Valley too? I think the principal my husband works for is at least a close relative!!

chris

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh my! She probably secrectly loves his humor or there's no way she woud have asked him to MC! e, these little patriotic friends are just so adorable! The light blue with red is perfect as always! ♥

jinxxxygirl said...

I hope Mrs. Cartwright found it funny too........if not it was a terrible way to end a long career in teaching....

craftyles said...

Being an ex- school music teacher, I loved the story about your brother. I also love the cute patriotic characters. You are inspiring me to gear up for the 4th of July!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Love, love, love all those sweet characters! Uncle Sam is great!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Put an instant smile on my face. :)
Marcia

Rosiana Monbon said...

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