First Day at School


First day back at school in Birmingham.

The teacher began calling out the names of the pupils :

“Mustafa Al Eih Zeri ?” – “Here miss.”

“Achmed El Kabul ?” – “Here miss.”

“Fatima Al Hayek ? ” – “Here miss.”

“Ali Abdul Olmi ?” – “Here miss.”

“Mohammed Bin Kadir ?” – “Here miss.”

“Ali Son al En”, silence in the classroom.

“Ali Son al En” – continued silence as everyone looked around the room.

The teacher repeated the call.  A girl stood up and said,

“Sorry, miss, I think that’s me.  It’s pronounced Alison Allen

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