"This young man is a walk-on," Joe said to a visitor. "He's a good athlete."
"Yes, sir," the young man said.
"He's a good student," Joe said.
"But he doesn't always behave like he should."
"Yes, sir," the young man said quietly. He looked crestfallen. He slowly shuffled into the office with Joe walking a step behind him. Then Joe turned back, smiled and winked. And he closed the door slowly behind them.
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