Scene: Chance encounter with much beloved teacher of the Marilla Cuthbert Academy for Unspeakably Charming Children.
Excited to see his teacher walking a dog, he waves frantically at her and yells: "Hi!"
She returns the wave and replies: "Hey, Bud!"
Struggling against the leash and the excitement of the confection-colored canine in her care, she steers the charge away from her tiny student.
The boy deflates. His chin touches his chest as his shoulders slump.
"What's the matter? Why are you upset?"
"She called me 'BUTT'!"
Labels: small talk