Monday, September 28, 2015

For a Jolly Rancher


Earth science. The teacher had left me the PowerPoint for the new chapter, and the class was filling in their notes. They were a bit talkative, but it wasn't nearly as bad as some classes with a similar lesson plan.

A girl in the front row called me over. She whispered that she was having a female problem...

Which happens from time to time. I was expecting her to request a pass to the health office or the restroom. Either of which I would have granted. But that's not what she wanted. Turns out, the thing she needed for her "issue" was a Jolly Rancher.

Um, right...

Food (or candy) wasn't allowed in class, and I said so. I didn't see how one Jolly Rancher would alleviate her "female problems". She claimed that Ms. D let her have one before...

At this point the candy was out of its wrapper, and I didn't feel like arguing the issue. I made a note of it in my sub note.

The next day I was at the same school, and I popped in to say hi to the teacher. (We talk from time to time. She's a knitter, too.)

Ms. D was not happy about the candy incident. She busted the girl. Got on her case for lying to the sub.

I don't know why they pull these things. I guess they don't think I'll mention them? (Perhaps that's why I don't get such issues from students who have had me sub in their classes before. They know that I will say something.)

29 comments:

  1. All that for a Jolly Rancher? I mean, they're good, but not that good! lol

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  2. I don't know about women issues, but no amount of Hot Tamales will help me with my man issues.

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  3. LOL, I wish Jolly Ranchers would have helped my female problems years ago. Did she honestly think you wouldn't say anything?

    betty

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    1. I'm not sure what she was thinking. Or if she was thinking.

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  4. Jolly Ranchers cure female problems? That's a good one! How do they come up with these things?

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    1. Some of the lies I get are brilliant. I just have to share.

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  5. If only Jolly Ranchers would solve all female problems!! She figured out another way to 'bust the system'

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    1. If they did, they'd charge more for them.

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  6. That's a really ridiculous excuse for having candy in class. She should have just tried to hide it instead of, you know, call the sub over to ask for permission. I have no idea what she was thinking.

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  7. Oh brother! She will never be going to Mensa will she?

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  8. I looked at what a jolly rancher is. She would have been better off saying she had low blood sugar. At least that would have been vaguely acceptable.

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  9. Children always try and play one "parent" off the other. They try to see what they can get away with with every new person in charge. Your just lucky other kids didn't start asking for candy when they saw she had some.

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    1. I was just waiting for someone else to try it. Which is why it went in the note.

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  10. I thought a Jolly Rancher was a happy grazier...made me roar laughing when I thought that was what she needed for her female problem.

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    1. I think that would make more sense. Not that she was making sense.

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  11. Bizarre! I'm not sure I follow the thought process....

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    1. You're thinking about it. That's your first mistake.

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  12. Our high school nurse (many, many years ago) would always keep lemon drops in her desk drawer. Whenever we girls would go to her office with "female issues" she would give us a lemon drop and send us back to class.

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  13. Too bad Jolly Ranchers don't help with that! I can't believe they really think you're not going to say anything.

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  14. They come up with the strangest things. I wonder if it did help her. :)
    I wish it was that easy. Candy companies would put the pharmaceutical industry out of business.

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  15. I guess when you gotta have one, you gotta have it! Too funny!

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    1. They're not that addictive. Sure, I like to have one every once in a while, but I wouldn't try to sneak one in class.

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  16. A "female problem" she says? Sounds more like a sugar problem...

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