Oct 29, 2014

First Day at School

First day back at school in Birmingham.

The teacher began calling out the names of the pupils :

"Mustafa Al Eih Zeri ?" - "Here miss."

"Achmed El Kabul ?" - "Here miss."

"Fatima Al Hayek ? " - "Here miss."

"Ali Abdul Olmi ?" - "Here miss."

"Mohammed Bin Kadir ?" - "Here miss."

"Ali Son al En", silence in the classroom.

"Ali Son al En" - continued silence as everyone looked around the room.

The teacher repeated the call.  A girl stood up and said,

"Sorry, miss, I think that's me.  It's pronounced Alison Allen