He's Very Sensitive about These Things
Michelle is talking to her good friend Sarah.
She raises some concerns about Jack and upcoming meeting with Mr.
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Sarah: This tea's excellent, Shelley.
Where'd you buy it?
Michelle: I got it from that new
gourmet shop down on Davis Ave. It's nice, isn't it?
Sarah: Yeah. I think I'll have
to make a trip there soon. You know, speaking of that, just the
other day I-
Michelle: Sorry to change the
subject, but something's been bothering me lately…
Sarah: What? What is it, honey?
Michelle: Have you and Frank ever
had to talk to Frankie Jr.'s guidance counselor?
Sarah: Sure. Not often, but yeah
we've gone to see her.
Michelle: Well. Jack and I have
to go see Carl's guidance counselor. Carl's been having some trouble
in school lately.
Sarah: Oh, Shelley, I'm sorry.
Is everything alright?
Michelle: Oh, it's not that bad.
Carl's just having some trouble in a few classes, and the counselor
wants to address the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.
Sarah: That's understandable.
Frank and I found Frankie Jr.'s guidance counselor really helpful.
Michelle: I'm just worried about
how Jack is going to react… You know, what with his dyslexia and
all, Jack struggled a lot in high school; and so he's very sensitive
about these kinds of things. A lot of his teachers made him feel
stupid and so he has a real distrust for all things school related.
Sarah: Poor Jack. Well, maybe
he'll change his mind if he can see that the counselor is not just
criticizing, but genuinely trying to help.
Michelle: I hope so.
To be continued...