Thursday, March 3, 2016
Tennis Ball Boys
Some things just become a part of the scenery.
At one of the schools I sub at, there are two boys who have found a way to entertain themselves before school. They kick a tennis ball at each other.
I have not been able to discern the rules of this particular game, but there must be rules, for they've been playing this game just about all year. Every morning. Well, at least every morning that I'm at that school.
The game takes place at the edge of campus. They are right by the gate that leads to the faculty parking lot. So, I see them every morning I'm there. Usually, the tennis ball has been hurled at one or the other of them just as I get through the gate. They pause to let me pass, and then they resume.
At one point, a third boy had joined them. But this week it was back to just the two of them. I wonder if they keep score. If it's a continuing game, or if they start a new one every day.
It's become my morning thing. "Oh, there are the tennis ball boys..."