September 6, 2004

Since Betty is the only kid in first grade with a horn growing out of the back of her head, she gets to stand in the corner and be a coatrack. Fortunately the teacher lets her face out into the classroom, though, so she can see what's going on.

At first she wasn't crazy about this arrangement. Why couldn't she just sit in the back, here her horn wouldn't get in anyone's way? Why couldn't the kids use the regular wooden coatrack?

Then she realized she had it made: she'd never be called to the blackboard to demonstrate math problems!

At first she wasn't crazy about this arrangement. Why couldn't she just sit in the back, here her horn wouldn't get in anyone's way? Why couldn't the kids use the regular wooden coatrack?

Then she realized she had it made: she'd never be called to the blackboard to demonstrate math problems!