The teacher says we shouldn’t shout or speak when he’s speaking, so I put my hand up and say Charlie was talking just then, I saw him, but the teacher says, it’s okay, I know, and doesn’t take any points off Charlie’s team.
I go home and tell mum what happened and say, it’s not fair, but she says, sometimes life’s not fair, and, anyway, you shouldn’t be such a tell tale, no one likes a tell-tale.
The next day I go to school and say nothing, even when Charlie’s speaking. I get on with my work, do it quickly and well, and say, teacher, look, I’ve finished, can I have some points for my team? But he says, well, I was going to give you some, this is good work, but that’s not why you do it, is it, for the points, and, anyway, you shouldn’t ask, you shouldn’t presume.
When I get home I tell mum again and she says, well, the teacher does have a point, so the next day I raise my hand only when the teacher asks. I do my work and say nothing.
At the end of the day, the teacher asks if there’s anything wrong, nothing to say today, you’ve been quiet, and I say, no, teacher, I’m fine. I’m just doing like you said, all work, no chat, no asking for points.
He says: well, I’m pleased to hear it, but no need to be a goody-two-shoes, eh?