It was a particularly difficult day for Frank. And when I say particularly difficult, I mean that he went above and beyond the call of duty in his effort to exact a sabbatical from this teacher.
He was conveniently sitting at my table at the end of the day, completing a project that the rest of the group was working on in their comfort of their very own workspace. Frank sighed as he cut out the lily pad, and looked up at me.
“I was thinking maybe I should try out some of the other teachers.”
“Don’t think I haven't tried.” I replied -a bit too quickly.
Then I added with a smile, “But you know I wouldn’t give you up for all the stickers in China.” And at that moment, I almost meant it.
Give me a bath and a glass of wine, and I will.