BOY + SLUSHY + COOKIE = MAYHEM

DUH!

Back in the olden days when I had an answering machine and no cell phone yet (thank God) my machine would sound like this…….

“YOU HAVE FIVE NEW MESSAGES.  TO LISTEN TO YOUR MESSAGES PRESS ONE.”

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The top of the machine looked like this.

CALLER I.D.

@ ! % & Township

@ ! % & Township

@ ! % & Township

@ ! % & Township

Guess who!

My reaction…….

Muster courage…call husband…call Ruth…call school…apologize…reassure….apologize again…question myself as a mother….question life in general….call back husband…call back Ruth….

It seemed that every time the phone rang during school hours I would get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach, feeling completely at the mercy of whomever was calling to gripe about ummmm certain undesirable behaviors…..and I couldn’t argue!

I felt out of control and so did the school!

But……I also had to question certain situations that seemed to lend themselves like a bad chemical reaction to disaster.

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For example, I received a phone call from a middle school vice principal whose knickers were in a twist because apparently “someone” created quite a stir in the school cafeteria……

As it turned out “someone” took their SLUSHY and put it under the COOKIE LIGHT and the light EXPLODED!

HMMMMMMM, what’s wrong with this picture?  Well, you might ask, “what is a cookie light?”  Good question!  It is a big warm light that heats up over-sized chocolate chip cookies and makes them melty, soft and chewy.

The COLD emanating from the SUGAR-infused SLUSHY caused the cookie light to EXPLODE!

My question was this.

“WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THE SUGAR IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL CAFETERIA??????”

And P.S.

Isn’t the explosion sort of a sciencey kind of thing?  Thankfully,  nobody was hurt and lots of detention was involved.

The vice principal was adamant about me replacing the cookie light.

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…….I never did 🙂

CHEERS!

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