100 Word Challenge - Minimum

What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, usually offered by the generous Velvet Verbosity, but temporarily hosted by me. The word this week is "Minimum".

100 Word Challenge

What Am I Supposed To Do?

"I had a talk with your teachers today."

"Yeah? What did they have to say?"

"The same things they always say ... how smart you are ... how pleasant you are ... how much they enjoy having you in their classes ... you know, the usual stuff."

"But ..."

"You know what the 'But' is ... your grades are terrible. You won't do the work. You're easily distracted in class - just like you are at home. When you DO do any work, you just do the minimum. You're a very frustrating student."

"Nobody is more frustrated than I am. But what am I supposed to do?"


Big Mark 243 said...

His fork clicked on the plate as he picked through his half-eaten salad.

"You know," he said, it would not be this difficult if you had told me before I came how you felt."

Staring out of the window next to the table, she sighed and put her hands under her chin. She knew that she owed him more, that he wanted more. But when it came to expressing her feelings, she had been reluctant, giving only the minimum. Before he came into her life, she was alone for years. And will be when he leaves he at her apartment.

Jientje said...

Inspired by a conversation between a certain father called Lou and his son?

Tara R. said...

You have been in my dining room haven't you? I have had this same conversation too many times to count.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Ack. I'm afraid this is a future conversation between me and my preschooler. ;)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Love those kinds of conversations!
Hope you're having a great day!
B :)

Jayne said...

Ahh, the obligatory discussion between every parent and child throughout the world and history.

PattiKen said...

Oh, I know that conversation so well. My oldest son is well past it, and he still complains about being bored and frustrated in high school.