The Soccer Stars
A teacher from a school for blind children is taking his school's soccer team
to an 'away game'. They've been on the bus a very long time, and the teacher
asks the bus driver to stop for a break, so he can let the kids work off some
built-up energy, with a little impromptu practice in a nearby pasture.
The teacher is sitting in a nearby diner, explaining to another patron how blind
kids can play soccer.
"We made a special ball, with a bell in it, so the kids can keep track of where
the ball is and what it's doing by listening for it. They're pretty good at it,
"Very clever!" remarks the other patron.
Just then, they are interrupted as another patron, who is looking out the
window, says, "Hey! Are you the guy with those darn blind kids from the bus?"
"Yes," says the teacher, stung by the way 'his kids' are being referred to.
"What about it? Do you have something against blind children?"
"Nothing, ordinarily," says the guy, still scowling out the window, "but you
better get them rounded up quick! They're kicking the heck out of my best