Cellphone use is already banned in many school zones. Soon they will crack down on pencil use. Scrawling on scrap paper and post-it notes will become a criminal offense. And then how will I remember the highlight of the day?
The most hilarious sight of the morning was a middle school boy traveling to school on his metal scooter. He was loaded down with the typical two-ton backpack. Dangling from the backpack by its handle was the boy's violin case. With each leg-kick push of the scooter, the violin case bounced on the sidewalk.
This is much more amusing if you are not the parent making revolving payments on a dang orchestra or band instrument for a middle school student.
© 2010 Nancy L. Ruder