Mrs Mantini was full of shit.
She was my 5th grade teacher. There was one black kid in my class. Richard B.
And so on Halloween he dressed up as a dinner table. You've probably seen the costume. You put like a big old piece of cardboard around your head (with your head being the centerpiece). Then you tape paper plates and silverware around the plate.
That's what Richard B did. And he wore a lone ranger mask. And oh yeah, he was black.
So when it came time for Mrs Mantini to guess who everyone was, he was like the 3rd last to get picked. She was like, "Are you Paul Lambert? No? Hmmm. Lets see...are you Kurt Martila?..No? Oh this is hard."
COME ON!!! It was so obvious. Everyone was looking at each other like, "Yeeeah right. How can she not know it's Richard?"
Then she finally guessed him and she was all, "OH MY GOD! I had no idea. And what a great costume!"