One day, Professor Snaglefoompus decided to teach his class how to play basketball. It was a math class, but Professor Snaglefoompus didn't notice.
"Hey, class!" Professor Snaglefoompus said. "We're going to play basketball today!"
Rob, Professor Snaglefoompus' assistant, didn't think that was a very good idea. "Professor, we're in a classroom, not a basketball court. Give me the basketball."
Rob tried to take the basketball away from Professor Snaglefoompus, but the professor wouldn't give it up.
"FOUL!" Professor Snaglefoompus cried. "I get to take a penalty shot!"
"Where?" Rob asked. "There's no basketball hoop inside the classroom!"
Professor Snaglefoompus frowned. "Aw...that means we can't play basketball!"
"We have a trash can," Jenny Blackenship said. "We could use that."
"Great idea, Jenny!" Professor Snaglefoompus said. Jenny smiled.
The class elected Hilary Tallerton to hold the trash can up like a basketball hoop. Hilary was the tallest person in the class, so it made perfect sense.
Professor Snaglefoompus took a shot, but instead of hitting the top of the trash can, it hit the side. The trash can went flying out of Hilary's hands and hit Rob in the face. Rob fell down immediately.
Just then, the Dean came into the room to see what was going on, because he thought he heard shouting. He saw Rob lying on the ground with bruises on his face, trash all over the floor, and a basketball rolling across the room.
"Professor Snaglefoompus!" the Dean cried. "Why is your assistant lying on the floor, covered in garbage?"
"I guess it's because he forgot to empty the trash can," Professor Snaglefoompus said. "Or maybe he's trying some sort of recycling clothing program."
Rob groaned, because his head hurt from where the basketball had hit it. "It's because of the basketball game..."
"WHAT?!" the Dean shouted.
So the Dean told everyone that playing basketball wasn't allowed in class. Then he gave Rob detention for littering, which meant Professor Snaglefoompus had to teach his class alone for the next couple of days.