As part of our National Reading month, all of the teachers have been "asked" to call a certain number of kids during a certain time in the evening (once a week for three weeks). If we catch them reading, they are entered into a drawing for a bike or some such prize.
I just got off the phone with "Johnny" and his mom.
Me: "Hi, I'm calling to catch Johnny reading"
Mom: "Okay, here's Johnny"
Me: "Johnny, were you just reading?
At this point in the conversation, I can hear one of them say yes and one of them say no at the same time. I can't tell whose voice belongs to whom.
Me: "Hello?? So did I catch you reading?"
... [scuffle, scuffle]
Mom: "Sorry about that. No, he wasn't reading. He was just about to go play, and when you asked him your question over the phone, he grabbed the nearest DVD box and started reading from the back. Ha ha!"
Well, I guess I caught him doing something!
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