I asked my daughter to supply to words to this one . And top girl said: “Hey Hoberman. Hey Dapper Dan. You’ve both got your style, but brother you’re never fully dressed without a smile. Who cares what they’re wearing on Main Street or Saville Row. It’s what they wear from ear to ear and not from head to toe… that ma-ah-ters.”
Hmm – I’ve a feeling she did not just think that up on the spur of the moment. But it seems to fit this short video – which I dedicate to anyone having one of those days.
25 responses to “School Portrait”
This was fabulous; loved the boy who answered, “Didn’t want to,” when asked why he didn’t file taxes.
The smiling girl reminds me of my granddaughter.
yes – good answer.
Smiling is contagious and helps brighten up many a dull day!
As long as the smile is not accompnaied by the comment – Cheer up, it may never happen.
I love people like that who just refuse to be daunted by anything and keep smiling whatever. Okay, they might suddenly be crushed to death by a falling tree but hey, what a gas their life was….
How does that saying go?
If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs… You clearly have no idea what’s going on at all.
This is brilliant 🙂
It may also explain the odd expressions on the school photos we got home today …
Ah, I see. That was your school, was it?
Too funny!! And your top girl’s quote is of course from Annie and I’ll bet the little curly redheaded cutie prompted that!!
Yes, yes and probably.
I loved the clip! I especially enjoyed at the end, when the little girl had “worn him down” with her smiles, and he said, “Well, I guess I can always get a new home. Hey, iis your mom single?” I cracked up!
Single… and driven crazy by her incessantly grinning daughter.
This is a great blog you’ve got here, Paul. It’s nice to “meet” you…As a famous general once said,” I shall return.” Best of luck with your book and thanks for your comments at my blog.
Was that McArthur?
Good video, short, heart-warming but not lavishly so, and stops when it should stop. So few do.
Great when the point is made or punchline delivered and then it stops – no belabouring or milking it needed.
This is a change! For our school and college photographs, we were always told to smile! Or, say cheese!
I prefer – Caramba!
I bet someone once told the little one what a beautiful smile she had! Compliments like that stay with you forever…. 🙂
She’ll never be able to get a passport though – not a British one anyway.
(Smiling is banned.)
gives new meaning to indefatigable.
Sorry – that word “indefatigable” – always makes me think of Saddam Hussein – George Galloway and his: “I salute your indefatigability.”
Charming and adorable video, especially the smiler.
Yes – well shot and editied.