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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lessons from the Lunchlady: go ahead and grope me one more time...

How many more days of school are there?

We had a full week of school that included the dreaded grandparents day lunch.

It felt like it would never end.

Here's what I learned:

Mexicali Corn: Kids don't like bits of pepper in their corn. Nope. Nada. We served a lot more corn on Monday without the added fiesta.

Cheese sandwiches: The dreaded cheese sandwich is about to make a comeback because of the lack of lunch money. it's a problem we see at this time of the year. That being said, it doesn't make much sense to hand them out on toasted cheese day. Does it?

Make a decision: "Do you want a cheeseburger or a hamburger?" "a cheeseburger.". *places cheeseburger on tray* "I don't want cheese on it?" *tries not to roll eyes. Removes cheeseburger and places hamburger on tray. Student asks if there is cheese on it. "Um no, you just said you wanted a hamburger." "Good." *takes ten steps and drops the entire tray on the ground. New book idea: if you give a student a cheeseburger....

Grandparents Day should be renamed to grope the lunchlady day. Why do older people insist in touching me? Just put your ticket in the basket and answer the thought provoking question, "Would you like Milk or water?"

They're called disposable gloves because they're disposable. We had a substitute on Friday that thought that as long as she had gloves on her hands were clean... Um no. You can't touch your face (staph), you can't blow your nose (staph), you can't wash dishes and then serve food (gross) and you certainly cannot pull up your pants and mess with your shirt while wearing your gloves. GET A NEW PAIR!

In conclusion, I learned that making over 300 bagged lunches is exhausting, that old people are very touchy, that it's hard to decide between cheese and no cheese, that it's best to keep the peppers out of the corn and sometimes you have to point out the obvious.

What did you learn?

3 random thoughts:

Jenners said...

Frankly I'm amazed you even give the kids a choice!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Interesting lessons again this week! I'm amazed at how many times I see people ring up something on a cash register with their gloves on and think it's okay. WHAT!?!?! Don't they get why they are wearing the gloves or what?
I learned that it is horribly emotional to sell of a much loved Aunt's possessions for pennies on the dollar, even if it is to pay for her care etc. We had the 2nd estate sale last weekend and did well, but her treasures were flying out of the house for next to nothing. Good thing she is a bit confused and has no idea. I cried several times as I watched things leave her house for good.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I love the idea of renaming it Grope the Lunch Lady Day. Recognition at last!

Ooooh, I always wondered about those disposable gloves. There's my answer.

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