Teacher: Boys and girls, we have a special visitor in our classroom today.
3rd grade students: He looks funny! Like he's diseased or something!
Teacher: That's because Mr. Geo. is visiting from a long time ago --a hundred years-- when people actually aged physically. In fact, it was Mr. Geo. who invented the interpretive dance that your parents do in reply to questions from Human Resources panels when they apply for their jobs.
Students: Show us! Show us!
Teacher: Very well, watch and learn.
16-second gravel dance
When the clip closed there was silence in the room, except one little girl sobbing.
Teacher: Violet, why are you crying?
Violet: Because Butch@**** told me I was the only kid without a @ in my name.
Butch: That's 'cause her family's in that little religion.
Geo.: Butch, perhaps you could name the big religions of the world.
Butch: Sure! Regular, Premium and Unleaded.
Teacher: Presidents are always Regular or Premium and Vice Presidents are Unleaded.
Geo.: And how do you feel about this?
Teacher: I took no part in the discussions, not having been born yet. But I hope you don't feel averse to our system.
Geo.: Madam, if you were allowed to age, you would understand I no longer have emotions --I have symptoms.
Violet: Mr. Geo., there are many of us who feel victimized by people like Butch@****. He's a clone and there's a copy of him in every classroom, every grade and age, and they make everybody feel funny about who they are.
Geo.: Thank you all for having me in your classroom a century in my future. Best of luck. Best mainly to you Violet for the strength to create a politically equitable system for everyone.
Teacher: You're going back? But...but...
Butch: Hey! Wait a minute! Who the hell said anything about politics?
Geo. (fading and sparkling into the past): Indeed, who the hell did?