Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?
Jack has gone out of the school, and is waiting
for Michelle in the car. After she leaves Mr.Mackey's office, she
meets up with him and confronts him on the way back to their house.
meet up with ：
have it tough：
single someone out：
Jack: That Mackey, who the hell
does he think he is -- "tutorial class."
What kind of --
Michelle: Who the hell do you think
Michelle: You can't talk to people
that way. Just because you had it tough in school, doesn't give
you the right to be rude to people that way. And it certainly doesn't
mean that everyone working at a school is untrustworthy.
Jack: Oh no! Then why did that
guy try to slip our kid into the stupid class, huh? Kids are going
to make fun of him for being different.
Michelle: Jack, there's no doubt
you love Carl and that you are looking out for his interests, but
your experiences are not his experiences. You have to learn the
difference between help and harm. Mr. Mackey is giving Carl a chance
to improve. He is not singling him out for ridicule. I know people
made you feel terrible when you were in school, but things have
changed since then. His
school is trying to be progressive, not punitive.
Jack: Maybe you're right. I don't
know. I'm sorry, Michelle. I just don't want Carl to go through
the same things I did.
Michelle: I know sweetheart.
Jack: Do you think it's a good
idea…this tutorial whacha-ma-call-it?
Michelle: Yes, I do.
Jack: Well, I guess, then, we
should at least try it.
Michelle: Someone's going to have
to break the news to Carl.
Jack: Don't worry. I'll do it.
To be continued...