“All right, class, please put your things in your desks and get ready for Show and Tell,” the teacher announces. There is a general clamor of excitement as each student thinks about the things that they brought. The desks were moved to form a circle.
“Who wants to go first?” the teacher starts the controlled chaos that is called Show and Tell. Every single kid’s hand shot up into the air as fast as that kid could get it there. Amidst the ooooo-oooooh’s and pick me’s the teacher randomly pointed at a student.
“I brought the sheet music to the first song that I ever played on my piano,” Andrew informs the class. Joe, Rob, Ross, and Zubin all snicker at the memory of the piano’s name. Andrew struggles to keep a straight face.
“I brought my drumsticks,” Ross announces proudly a few kids later.
“You don’t even have a drum set,” one kid to the side shouts out.
“I do too,” Ross sticks his tongue out at the offender.
“Now, boys, calm down,” the teacher stops the situation from turning into a shouting match. Ross stalks back to his seat while staring the kid down.
“Here we have possibly the coolest thing known to music,” Zubin declares while presenting.
“What is it?” asks a very confused girl who is right in front of Zubin.
“Duh, it is a large CD,” replies the snitty girl next to her.
“Nuh-uh. You guys are so stupid. It is a record,” Joe sticks up for his friend. Andrew, Rob, and Ross all gravely nod their agreement.
The other kids in the class take their turns and soon there is only Rob and Joe left. While they each have been waiting as patiently as they can, they are both starting to get bored. Rob gets up to take his turn before Joe.
“This is a vital part of music,” Rob says in serious tone. A hush falls on the rest of the class as he displays his show and tell.
“HEY! That’s my guitar!” Joe shouts out in disbelief.
“Umm…” clearly Rob had not anticipated this outcome.
“How did you even get it? I put it in my locker this morning,” Joe continues.
“Is that true?” the teacher gets involved.
“Well…uh…you see,” Rob stammers.
“Is it Joe’s guitar?” the teacher demands.
“Yes it is,” Joe launches himself out of his seat and rushes to take back his guitar.
The two boys tug at the guitar. The teacher pulls them apart and sends them both to their seats. Andrew, Ross, and Zubin try to hide their snickers. This is not the first time that Rob has ‘borrowed’ Joe’s guitar. In fact the other three boys were taking bets on when the next theft be.
The bell rang for recess, but Rob and Joe had to remain inside, Rob for stealing and Joe for fighting.
“Seriously, how did you get it?” Joe finally asks before his curiosity made him burst. Rob just grins and shakes his head.