Where Does He Get Off
with respect to：
Michelle and Jack, a married couple, are
talking about a meeting that Michelle had with their son, Carl's,
guidance counselor. Jack seems less than pleased with the result.
Michelle: I had that meeting today
with Carl's guidance counselor.
Jack: That's right. How did it
go? Everything OK?
Michelle: He seemed worried, Jack.
He was saying that Carl's grades have been slipping in History and
French, and that many of his teachers say he appears to have lost
interest in several other classes.
Jack: Oh, yeah?
Michelle: Yeah. The good thing
is that his marks in Math and Science are excellent.
Jack: Carl's always been strong
in those areas.
Michelle: And his attendance is
good, but Mr. Mackey, sorry, that's the counselor's name, is worried
that as Carl gets older, if he falls in with the wrong crowd, he
could maybe start skipping classes.
Jack: These guidance counselors,
really. Has this Mackey guy ever talked to Carl, tried to find out
what the problem is?
Michelle: Well, yes. He feels
that maybe a few of the classes are too difficult for Carl and so
he wants to meet with both of us.
Michelle: Next week sometime.
Jack: Next week's really busy
for me. The only day I can do it is Wednesday. And it would have
to be evening, say sevenish.
Michelle: Alright, I'll ask him.
But in the meantime will you talk to Carl?
Jack: Sure. I'll talk to him…I,
I really think it's just his age. I mean, you know, all teenagers
are a little…unpredictable. Where does this guy get off saying our
son's not good enough for his classes?
Michelle: Jack, he's just trying
To be continued...