Those who had not overcome their habits of thumb sucking and nose picking who were not approaching middle age at any rapid rate chose to call Harry “that weird guy with the mop.” There were a number of reasons who Harry had received this title. The first reason being that it was nearly impossible for the kindergartners to pronounce the name “Harry.” Most of them had a terrible problem pronouncing their “r’s.” Thus, when they tried to say “Harry,” it came out sounding more like “Hawee.”
But the main reason for the “the weird guy with the mop” emerged one day when Harry had first begun his custodial job at Rutherford B. Bacon. It is not such a strange phenomenon that a janitor should be seen carrying around a mop. After all, a janitor’s job is to clean, and a mop is an integral part of this process. The peculiar thing about Harry, was that he was often seen talking to the mop.
Harry would take a break from cleaning, lean the mop up against one of the walls in the hallway, and begin talking to it. Many of the children would catch Harry in the midst of his conversations with the mop. Often, they would run off snickering to themselves at the sight they had just seen.
This is part two of my story, A Taste of Wool. I will be revealing part three next Wednesday as a part of Wool Wednesdays.
Some questions for you:
1. Who’s narrating the story?
2. What will happen next?