The Dewdrop

A (Precisely) 100 Word Tale

A primary school teacher is a cop, a judge, a doctor, a mind-reader, and finally, an educator. When two crying kids are in dispute, and neither can articulate themselves, what can a teacher do?

“Cheer up, snowflake.” The teacher says to one.
“Easy there, dewdrop.” He says to the other.

The kids calm down, the teacher listens, and everyone’s happy…


There’s a substitute teacher the next day. Some unhappy parents sent a letter. “Our son’s teacher…” it read “…called our Jewish son a Jew-drop.” The teacher’s no longer a cop, a judge, a doctor or a mind-reader…

…he’s unemployed.



2 thoughts on “The Dewdrop

    1. I once heard John Wayne say “I’m responsible only for what I say, not what you understand.” But you’re right – if you don’t articulate properly, then it’s probably your own fault if you’re misunderstood.

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