Sammie walked into the office today with a note from his teacher.
Sammie says he can’t feel his legs.
“You can’t feel your legs?” Mrs. C asked.
“No,” replied Sammie.
She probed deeper, “Not at all?”
“But you were able to walk down here,” she observed.
“Yes, I just can’t feel them,” he stated.
If this conversation was happening between two adults, there definitely would have been the usual joking about “then don’t feel them”. But this was a typical interaction between a child and the school secretary. All that was needed was a little attention and a little TLC. Sammie was on his way back to class within 5 minutes, obviously cured! And the note was filed away for that future bestseller that every school secretary could someday write.