Heart of America
Personnel: Assign the parts and have the group
practice. Narrator read the story, and groups respond to appropriate
Blue: all those with blue eyes pat the top of their
Brown: all those with brown eyes pat the top of their
Left: all those that are left-handed clap their
Right: all those that are right handed clap their
New: all those under 20 years of age stomp their
Old: All those over 20 years of age stomp their
Man: all males stand up
Woman: all females stand
One day a man and a woman went to the store
looking for a new car. Their old one, which was muddy
brown was not running well. It left much to be desired in
the way of speed and safety, and they wanted another one right
away. They wanted a bright blue one.
As they walked in the
dealership, the woman noticed a blue sports car on the
showroom floor. "Darling," said she. "Look at the lovely new car
right over there. Wouldn't it be perfect for us?"
"You may be
right. It's a lot better than our old brown buggy.
Unfortunately, there's one problem, I've left all my money at
home," said the man.
You've left it at home?" asked the
"Yes, it's right in the pocket of my new
brown suit," said the man.
"Your new brown
suit? Why I took that suit to the cleaners just this morning, and I didn't
notice any money in any of the pockets." said the woman.
I'm certain I left my money in the side right pocket of my
new brown suit" the man said as he scratched his head
in wonder. "Now wait a minute! Are you saying I'm not right? Are
you saying I'm wrong about this? Man oh, man oh,
You have a lot of nerve!" shrieked the
"Let's not argue. We're here to look at cars, and that
blue one in the corner is a right nice model. And just
think. If we buy the new blue car, we'll never have to worry
about our old brown one again."
After looking at the
price of the new blue car, and figuring out what they could
get as a trade-in on their old brown one, the man and the
woman decided buying a new car would be the
right move for them. But before they left the store, they
started questioning their decision. Would they be better off with the
old brown car if the new blue one didn't run
right? Or what about a new brown one? How long before
they thought of the blue car as the old car? And would they
ever feel blue about trading in their brown car? Blue
or brown, old or new, what was right and which
car did they want to be left with? The man and woman
were so confused that they decided to sell their car and buy themselves
bicycles. And that's just what they did. And they knew it was a
right left right left.