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Mr. Adelson

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October 12th, 2017 Posted 8:03 am

High school track coach in THE RIGHT SIDE, auditioning LeAnne for the pole vault (Mr. Iglesias is her former gymnastics coach):

“Okay,” said Mr. Adelson. He nodded his head a few times. “Okay, okay. And how are you at pushups?”

“Mr. Iglesias loves pushups.”

“Loves doing them himself?”

“It’s possible,” LeAnne said. “But I’ve never seen him.”

“Ha!” Mr. Adelson made a very loud noise, part laugh, part bark, startling her. “All right, then,” he said. “Let’s see a demonstration.”

“Of pushups?”

“What else are we talking about?”

“Here?”

“Floor not clean enough for you?”

LeAnne got down on the floor. A dull green linoleum floor, and actually not that clean.

“Talking real pushups now,” said Mr. Adelson. “From the toes.”

“Are there other kinds?” LeAnne said, face down on the floor, ready to go.

She did a hundred, could have done a few more before the effort started to show, but Mr. Adelson stopped her. “Enough. Enough already. You’re hurting me.”

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