65. Just Slipping By
Derrick called to tell Mikey he should go to AA meetings to get his slip signed. Mikey didn't know what he meant.
Derrick said, "I'll fax you a sheet of paper. It'll have blanks where you write down the day, time, and name of an AA meeting you attend. At the end of a meeting, you have the chairman sign it. It's called 'getting your slip signed.' Go to speaker meetings. I'll give you a list of big ones. You can sit in the back and play with your phone."
"Shouldn't I pay attention, try to get something out of it?" Mikey asked.
"Just get the damn slip signed. That's all the judge is gonna look at." Derrick hung up.
As a principal Mikey had seen a few teachers who taught enough not to get fired, and students who did just enough to pass. Both frustrated and saddened him. 'Not gonna be a bare minimum, just enough to get by guy,' he said to himself. 'I'm gonna do more than get my slip signed.'
Today I will do more than get my slip signed.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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