Friday, May 27, 2005

Sheer brilliance

(a classic internet story)

According to a recent radio report, a middle school in Oregon was faced with a unique problem.

A number of girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom mirror.
That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

Each night, the maintenance man would clean off the mirrors, only to find a fresh set of lipstick prints to clean the next night.

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

She called all the girls into 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.

To demonstrate how difficult it was to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to clean one of the mirrors. He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it into the toilet and then cleaned the mirror.

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

One moral of story: There are teachers and then there are TEACHERS.


d said...

Dood! That's not true is it? That's gross! :-)

ms c said...

ok, the lesson worked (smart teacher)....but the custodian cleans the mirrors with toilet water (and we're not talking eau d'cologne here people)? is that common practice in all public schools, or just in oregon where water is so precious?