May 19, 2003
... It was the last day of the school year, and Miss Figpot was talking to her fourth grade class. She asked "What will you be doing this summer?" "Me and my family will go to the beach a lot," Suzie answered. "That sounds like fun," said Miss Figpot. "How about you, Emma? What will you do this summer?" "My family just bought new bikes will ride together." Emma replied enthusiastically. "That sounds lovely," said the teacher. She continued with all her students until she got to Little Johnny in the back of the room. "What will you do this summer, Johnny?" "Nothing," Little Johnny responded timidly. "Nothing? Aren't you going to do anything with your family?" she asked, trying to get Little Johnny to use his imagination. "Nothing." He replied "Will you go to the beach?" "No." "Will you ride bikes?" "No, never!" Little Johnny burst out. "We can never ride bikes together!" "Why not?" said the shocked Miss Figpot. "I don't know," explained Little Johnny, "But dad always says, when mom and sis start 'cycling together', it's time to get the **** out of town."