Mary couldn't wait to
since it was time for Thanksgiving dinner.
thinking about the great dinner her mother had planned.
Her mother had
the dinner for weeks and now she was late!
with her dancing teacher wanted to show the class a different hip-hop move at
the very end of the class!
Her teacher taught hip-hop
on the side
and her regular job was as a police officer. If she asked the teacher to end the
class she might offend the teacher so she decided to
and not say anything to the teacher.
realize that if she said anything the teacher might be upset and not volunteer
to teach the class. If she didn't say anything she would be late for dinner!
Making the decision to
So rather than asking the teacher to save it for another day, she decided it was
best to look like she was ready to
the new move.
Mary appreciated her teacher, but she wished her
teacher knew that there was a
between being an enthusiastic teacher and not making the class go late.
When the class finally ended, as
would have it, when she left the class it was pouring rain. It didn't look like
she had missed her bus home and probably Thanksgiving dinner! AND she
also to go to the
Mary was late to Thanksgiving dinner but learned that sometimes in life you have to make
decisions that are a
Mary gave thanks that evening that she not only had a great mother (who had
waited dinner for her ) but that she had a lot of other things to be thankful
for including her great hip-hop teacher!
Idioms in the Story:
bite your tongue
on the side