HOMEWORK ANECDOTE FILLER MATERIAL – THE ABLE INCIDENT
HOMEWORK – THE ABLE INCIDENT
I thought I’d share this brief sketch with you. Perhaps you’ll learn something from it. Perhaps not. Either way, here it is:
BRIEF COMEDIC HOMEWORK PLAY
INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY
SON 1 is sat at the battered dining room table, doing his mild Key Stage 2 English homework. He has three words to copy out, and then apply to three sentences of his own design.
DAD (AKA – ME) is busy watching television / keeping SON 2 away from SON 1.
SON 1: …Daaaaaa’aaaaad?
SON 1: What does… What does ‘able’ mean?
ME: [Pause] It’s, uh. It means capab – It means you can do things. Like you can physically do things. Uhhh…
SON 1: So… What does…?
ME: Like, you know people who are handicapped? Like the “chicken walker” guy we sometimes see walking up the street? The guy with, uh, cerebral palsy?
SON 1: Yes
ME: Well, another way of referring to people who have… trouble walking and so on… Another way would be to call them “disabled“? See?
SON 1: Uh?
ME: We’re able bodied. They’re DIS abled. Get it? Able.
SON 1: Yeah.
CONCLUSION SLASH MORAL
- NEVER attempt to think for yourself.
- NEVER pull a definition out of your arse.
You have a perfectly good smartphone in your hand – just ask it for answers.
…Sorry about all the anti-disabled stuff.