After being dinner guests with the neighbors, the Fletchers, Connie Brooks discusses the evening’s events with her land lady.
Mrs Davis learns how the night turned into a babysitting session for Connie. We learn some of the English teacher’s parenting skills, and a hint of exposure to a sick child.
At school, Mr Conklin isn’t one to Stand for tardiness, whether from student or teacher. Will the oblivious Mr Boynton lend a hand to help in Connie’s extra duties? That warm, flushed feeling she has could be the onset of measles.
Mr Boynton has had measles as a child, so fearlessly takes Connie to the school infirmary. Along the way, they encounter Stretch, who reports a sports emergency. The thermometer in her mouth makes it hard for Connie to challenge the advances from the school nurse on Mr Boynton.
Later, recovering at home, Connie is comforted by Walter and Harriet. The best thing for measles is to recover in the dark A matter much enhanced with a visit by Mr Boynton. Comedy comes to a head, when Conklin comes for the notes for his speech, but he may have to be quarantined with Connie. Will this mean he’ll lose his award for a tardiness record set among his peers?