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Friday, March 23, 2012

Lessons from the Lunchlady: not all fruits and veggies are created equal

This week was filled with processed chicken sprinkled with a little disappointment. On a good note, we had great weather, very little vomit and a mostly cooperative children.

This week I learned...

Hashbrowns vs Salad. Are you kidding me? If you were having pancakes and sausage which one would you want? Hashbrowns kicked salad's ass with only five students picking salad.

Sausage patty vs. link. We serve five year olds. Do you think they can cut up sausage patties? Um...nope. Especially patties the size of their head. Our principal (who sort of has a phobia of people who eat with their hands) was out cutting up sausage patties. The result? Just as many cut up patties went down the garbage disposal as half bitten ones. Draw.

Pear vs apple. Seriously... Do people not buy pears? Why do students think they are weird shaped apples? I mean this isn't that surprising if you're in kindergarten, but third grade? Really?
All things are not created equal. Just like baby carrots aren't all the same some people (me) barely break five foot and others (fridge repair guy) are nearly six foot eight...
Code Red's creep me out. No matter how often we do a code red drill it never fails to creep me out. Remember when you were in school and all you had to do was worry about an occasional fire drill? A few teachers asked what we do during the drill. I'm not sure it matters as violence seems to gravitate to the cafeteria.

That being said, I don't plan to go down without a fight!

I know where the jet dry is and I'm not afraid to use it!

What did you learn this week?

7 random thoughts:

Wendy said...

Wow...what did I learn this week...
1. Proctoring standardized testing is really tiring.
2. Getting up, showered and dressed AND out the door before 7:30 every day is quite the chore.
3. Breakfast always tastes better when you don't have to cook it.
4. I miss my namesake on the soccer field. :( (you can always join us on the field today...just like old times?!)

Pish Posh said...

5 kids picked salad?! What's wrong with them :)

I learned that I might be happier even if it hurts for awhile in a different career as long as I'm home.

I learned that I really want to be a millionaire.

I learned that I am just going to have to cut out cheese for awhile.

I learned that I really don't like grading papers, even more than I thought.

I learned that sometimes family is more important than our selves.

Jenners said...

Oh I get it … you are the baby carrot and the big guy is the big baby carrot!! Cute!

DeepBlue said...

And what are you gonna do with all the salad leftovers?

Kristie Maynard said...

Hashbrowns or salad? Really? With pancakes and sausage? Who would pick salad? Not me and I really love salad! It just doesn't go with that meal.

I learned that it is possible to have summer in winter or spring in Western New York. The temps were record breaking all week long, until, of course, the weekend. Rained all day today. Didn't bother me though, I had an all day crop today.

Pat said...

How funny that that picture of you and the refrigerator guy REALLY resembles the carrots. And I mean that in the nicest way!

Mitch Block said...

I actually remember air raid drills! (You're way too young for that!) I love, love, love that final picture.

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