The phone placed in between our tables started to ring.
“I bet its for you.” I said to the colleague who sits beside.
As I picked up the receiver, she turned to me. “It must be ___ ___. ” and she silently mouthed the name of a boy – A boy in one of our common classes, a frequent source of distraction, GREAT disturbance and HUGE irritation.
“Hello, cher?” Came a voice over a phone.
I met my colleague’s eyes and nodded, telling her she was right.
“Yes, which ‘cher’ are you looking for?” Even though I already knew the obvious.
“Er.. Ms Lim.”
I was about to hand the receiver to her, when she mouthed something else, this time with a cheeky grin on her face and a mischievous twinkle in her eyes.
I must admit I was feeling rather cheeky at that moment too.
So I took the receiver back.
“YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MS LIM? NEXT TIME SAY SO! DON’T WAIT FOR ME TO ASK YOU!”
There was a second of stunned silence before he replied with a meek “…ok.”
By this time we were both giggling (silently) like crazy. She was laughing so hard, she could not say anything for almost ten seconds after I handed her the receiver!
Turns out she had punished him after her class today and he wanted to ask if his punishment was over so he could go off.
Haha. So now you know.
Teachers play pranks on students too!