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."
My daddy works in a bank, I guess I want to work in a bank too. There's lots of money in the bank.
Jodie's Daddy is a garbageman!
Silence! I want everybody quiet this instant. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
It's not funny!!
Jodie started crying out in the hall.
I guess those kids just don't know how much fun it is to be a garbageman.
What happened, Jodie? Why are you so sad? 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?
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.
One night in the Jody's apartment.
I like my job, Jody. And I like the people I work with, too.
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. But then me and the guys I work with come along, grab the slimy, stinking garbage and throw it in the truck.
Jodie's mother yelled dinner was ready.
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.