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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Five Things I learned in the Cafeteria

Working in an elementary school with Christmas fast approaching is sort of like working in an amusement park. There are quite a few over stimulated, excited children anxiously awaiting holiday break.

Most of the staff, from principal on down, looks a little tired.

Things I learned this week include:

  • Offering the choice between grape jelly and strawberry jelly can cause quite a pause amongst our youngest students.
  • Everyone under 10 thinks all cheese must be orange.
  • Touching the oven with your arm, even if it is for a millisecond, will result in an ugly looking burn.
  • The amount of work done in a week is no where near the amount of pay you receive.
  • Lunch ladies are like Santa -- we definitely know which kids should be on the naughty list and which ones should be on the nice list.

Five days till my well-deserved holiday break!

6 random thoughts:

Steven Anthony said...

lunch ladies are like santa... so cute;)

septembermom said...

So which list is longer, naughty or nice?

I know about those quick nasty oven burns. I have one on the inside of my wrist that looks nasty.

Dan said...

Sympathies for the burn.

Choices in a lunch line - unheard of! {*grin*}

Janis said...

That was awesome! Maybe you should get a consulting job with Santa for the Naughty Nice list? :)

Jenners said...

I have to say, you're getting tons of blog fodder from this cafeteria thing!!! I love it!

Gina said...

I didn't realize you were a lunch lady until I started perusing your blog a little more. I work in an elementary school too. I adore our lunch ladies. I think along with the custodians and secretaries, they have the most thankless jobs and work the hardest. So glad I found you!

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