This story was told by Bob Tuttle, professor at Fuller, and is alleged to be a true story that happened to the son of Reuben Job, a United Methodist minister. The boy (let’s call him Billy) was attending his first day at Junior High School. It began with an opening assembly, one feature of which was the introduction of all the home room teachers. First to be introduced was Miss Smith, and the 9th graders, knowing Miss Smith to be an easy grader and not much of a disciplinarian, all began to cheer: “Yay, Miss Smith, right on Miss Smith.” The next to be introduced was Mr. Brown, who was a young and popular teacher and a special favorite. This time, the 8th graders joined in the thundering approval: “Yay, Mr. Brown, hurrah for Mr. Brown!” By the time the next teacher was intruduced, even the ignorant 7th graders were getting into the spirit of things. Then they introduced Mr. Johnson, an older…
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