(This is part of the Slice of Life Challenge over at Two Writing Teachers)
Driving. Driving. My eyes are on the road.
My ears are on the kids, who are scanning the roadway like vultures for fallen prey.
“It’s not. It’s a Mercedes.”
“You can’t do that.”
“It’s a dealership.”
Somewhere, someone in the VW company is smiling. Talk about a viral advertising campaign. “Punch Buggy” is perfectly suited for adolescent boys, isn’t it? They’re usually bored on the drive. They love cars. And punching each other on the arm is just a perfect way to score a point.
Given the recent financial difficulties of the National Writing Project, it occurred to me as I was writing this post that we need something similar for times when we see any kind of writing that has been inspired by a teacher. It would raise the profile of writing and teaching, right? We could call it “Word Tap.” When you see the writing, you tap someone one the shoulder.
Peace (in the game),