ROHIT LEARNS ABOUT BEING
ROHIT: I am a real nice person and you
know what? No one likes me. I don't know why?
RAM: Hi Rohit, you look down in the dumps.
Just like the back end of dump truck. Way down....real low.
ROHIT: All my friends don't like me, and
they won't have anything to do with me. I don't know why.
RAM: You have friends that you don't even
know are your friends.
ROHIT: No, I don't have any friends at
RAM: How about Manish? You and he get
along just great.
ROHIT: That was a long time ago. He always
to let me do anything I wanted to. But now, he won't let me be the
first when we played Monopoly, so I kicked him. I don't understand
why he is so mad today.
RAM: That was an awful thing to do. What
about you and Rita? You two are friends, aren't you?
ROHIT: Well, this morning I put chewing
gum in her hair, and put dots on her face with a magic marker. I
told her she had black freckles.
RAM: Why did you do that to Rita?
ROHIT: She had all those cookies, and she
wouldn't let me have the biggest one. She knows I deserve the
biggest cookie. She eats like a pig.
RAM: Well, what about you and Nirav? Are
you two mad at each other?
ROHIT: Yes, I took a real bite out of his
arm, yesterday, after school.
RAM: Were you hungry enough to eat him?
ROHIT: As matter of fact--he tasted awful.
He told me that I wasn't the smartest person in our class, so I bit
RAM: Well, it looks like you have really
lost your friends. It's a good thing you still have your dog. Dogs
are true friends.
ROHIT: You see, he used to be a true
friend. He is mad at me, too. I popped him in the nose with a rubber
band, and then I tied his ears together.
RAM: Why were you mean to your dog?
ROHIT: He wouldn't let go of my shoe. He
took it into his doghouse and would not come out.
RAM: You have to be a friend, if you want
to have a friend. I really feel sorry for you.
ROHIT: I don't understand what you mean by
saying: "To have a friend, be a friend".
RAM: You can't be mean to a friend and
always have your own way.
ROHIT: I have more fun, if I have my way.
RAM: You are selfish. Your friends don't
like it. No one likes to play with someone who acts selfish. You
need to be kind and unselfish.
ROHIT: You mean, I must learn to be kind
to others. You are right! It is terrible being lonely. I must be
RAM: Come on, I will play with you. You
have learned a good lesson.
ROHIT: You will?
RAM: Yes, if you promise not to put
chewing gum in my hair or draw dots on my face with a magic marker.
ROHIT: I think black freckles would make
you look real grown up.
RAM: No freckles, no black freckles that
ROHIT: You can have it your way. Let's go
play. We'll even play whatever you want to play.