Thursday, January 17, 2013

There are teachers, and there are educators

[Thanks to B.B. in Florida for sending this along. Author unknown.]

A private Catholic school was recently faced with a unique problem.

A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom.

That was fine provided it was of a natural or neutral skin tone, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night the maintenance man would remove them, but the next day the girls would put them back.

Finally, the principal, Sister Mary, decided that something had to be done.

She called all the girls to the bathroom, and met them there with the maintenance man.

She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian, who had to clean the mirrors every night. This information was received with plenty of yawns and eye rolling.

Sister Mary asked the custodian to show the girls how much time and effort was required.

He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it.

Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

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