Rohit Learns About Being Kind
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 all.
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 him.
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 kind.
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 is.
Rohit: You can have it your way. Let’s go play. We’ll even play whatever you want to play.