January 24, 2006

Agent 95 Secedes!

After school, Agent 95 told us, “I’ve decided to secede my desk from the other three desks at my table. We’ve been learning about how the South seceded and I want to try it out.”

“How can you secede your desk?” his mother asked. “You can’t move it away from the rest of the table, can you?”

“Well, did the South move when it seceded?”

A good point, I thought. His mother asked, “What’s the matter, don’t you like the other kids at your table?”

“Two of them I like and the other one’s okay. I just want to secede, that’s all.”

Probably as true a reason as the ones in the history books.