My daddy works in a bank, I guess I want to work in a bank too.
Jodie's Daddy is a garbageman!
My parents have a grocery store, Papa's behind the counter and Mama keeps the cash register. But I want to be an airline pilot.
It's not funny!!
Silence! I want everybody quiet this instant! You should be ashamed of yourselves. a Sanitation Engineer, is a difficult and enormously useful job. We should all be grateful to Mr. Harris?
Jodie started crying out in the hall
It's OK, sweetie. You can tell me. You can tell me everything, you know. But you don't have to tell me your secrets, if you don't want to. Is this a secret?
What happened, Jodie? Why are you so sad?
When they were up in their apartment, Jodie went to her little room and cried for a good long time before she did her homework
It's not a secret. The other kids laughed at me because you're a garbageman. They said your job was dirty and you smelled bad. They said I smelled bad too.
I guess those kids just don't know how much fun it is to be a garbageman.
Jodie's mother yelled dinner was ready.
Being a garbageman is a dirty job, but then me and the guys I work with come along, grab the slimy, stinking garbage and throw it in the truck. I like my job, Jodie. And I like the people I work with, too.
They have dinner together...
Tell you what, Jodie. Tomorrow's Saturday, but as you know, sometimes I work on Saturdays. Go to bed extra-early tonight and tomorrow you'll come to work with me. I want you to see what your garbageman daddy does.