My ten year old son is in trouble.
Last week his sports teacher, Mr Bryan said to his class “stand up if you’ve been a bad sport”. Alex returned home having stood up. He then confided to his mother that he hadn’t been a bad sport, but he thought he had better stand up to be sure. Alex was told that standing up when he hadn’t been a bad sport was silly.
In a quiet moment, Eva – his mother – mentioned to Mr Bryan that, though Alex had stood up, he had not been a bad sport. Mr Bryan said that he hadn’t noticed Alex standing up.
Alex has just told us that today Mr Bryan asked students in the class to stand up if they’d been rude. Alex wondered what he would do as he had not been rude. But he had been talking. So he began to stand up.
Mr Bryan said “Sit down Alex”.