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Friday, September 16, 2011

Lessons from the Lunchlady: What about Bob?

PHOTO CREDIT:  Terry Border
It's Friday.

Time to recap what learned over the last five days in the school cafeteria.

Five days of this stuff is tiring after a week with just one and 1/2 work days.

Here's what I learned.

Line up right.  She means it.  My boss can't stand it when the kids aren't lined up right.  They are supposed to come in PB&J first, than alternate lunch and then regular lunch.  First grade was having a heck of time with this for some reason and my boss, who is convinced that these 6 year olds are switching lunches, says "I'm gonna check with your teacher to make sure this is what you all ordered."  One little girl with her hands on her hips say, "Oh and she means it!"

Cheese food.  Let's be serious.  Nachos are something you get at the fair.  In my opinion, they really aren't a lunch.  Maybe a snack at a football game, but lunch seems like it's asking a lot.  And goodness gracious that cheese frightens me.  It doesn't even come off of things that are rinse in 180 degrees.

Fly away Frisbees.  If you are gonna retaliate by throwing a foam Frisbee back at the janitor who just tossed it at you, it is best to know how to throw one.  Odds are if you don't, then said Frisbee will careen out into the hallway and smack a kid.

Neatly stacked trays.  If you are staff and you need a tray, removing any old tray from neatly stacked, organized and counted trays prior to lunch will not win you points in the lunch room.  Get a tray from the tray rack...I'm using these ones.

Use your manners.  If someone asks, "Would you like rice with that?"  The proper response is "Yes, please."  or "No Thank You."  This week we heard the following... "eww, gross"  "unah"  "Nope"  "Yep" "Sure" but the best one of all...."Oh my yes!  I love rice.  That would be fantastic.  Thanks so much.  I can't wait to eat this!"

Which, of course, made me think of this movie clip.




In conclusion, line up right, stay away from the cheese food, keep your hands off the trays, watch where you are throwing the frisbees and say please and thank you.

What did you learn this week?

5 random thoughts:

Kristie Maynard said...

Great lessons this week. What I learned, well relearned is that I hate when there is very cool weather this early in the year. It's just way to early for daytime temps in the 50s. I really hate cold weather.

David Allen Waters said...

greaT lessons this week...and that cheese, I know, it is like neon gooo scary stuff :)

Jenners said...

The photo you included is hilarious.And those 1st graders are just messing with your boss.

becca said...

all are wonderful lessons learned

Kenya G. Johnson said...

I was reading a current one, then click on this one. Ewww to the cheese that won't rinse! And LOL to What about Bob. LOL!!!

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