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17 March 2009 @ 10:45 am
Lipstick In School  
According to a news report, a certain private school in Washington was recently faced with a unique problem.

A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

Every night the maintenance man would remove them, and the next day the girls would put them back.

Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to 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 (you can just imagine the yawns from the little princesses).

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required.

He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

There are teachers ... and then there are educators.
Current Mood: amusedamused
an idea is bulletproof: BtVS - empowermentelizalavelle on March 17th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
Ha! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
Terimaruterimaru on March 18th, 2009 11:44 am (UTC)
Our 5th graders actually do this! I think that's why our principal sent it out to us.
browncoat_2x2browncoat_2x2 on March 17th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
That is brilliant and hilarious! Excellent education!@ :oD
Terimaruterimaru on March 18th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
I plan to use this in some form. :)
Isha: Lolzisha_libran on March 17th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Hee! That is one smart woman. =)

Also: hello! Long time, no see! *hugs*
Terimaruterimaru on March 18th, 2009 11:47 am (UTC)
*squishes you*

Yes, it has been. To answer your earlier question, which I never got around to doing, I am in excellent health and feeling wonderful. Thanks for asking.

How are you doing?
Isha: glompsisha_libran on March 18th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
That's great news! =)

I'm fine, too - all those work issues have melted away, thankfully - and things are as good as they can be. =)

Incidentally: you're up early! Yes, 6 AM is early. :P Is this your normal leaving-for-work timing, or what?
(Anonymous) on March 19th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)

I'm glad the work thing is better. We all need our jobs right now.

I'm doing my bus duty - the time before school begins. I've got all the kids that get dropped off early. It's sort of like being a prison guard but the pay isn't as good. ;P

I hate getting up that early. Fortunately, you only have 13 days a year of that.
Ishaisha_libran on March 19th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Getting up that early - to take care of hyperactive kids? Eeep. I feel for you. :/

But only 13 days a year? What is that about?
Terimaruterimaru on March 20th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Everyone takes a turn at bus duty so it comes out to 13 days a year.

It's not so bad. Just lots of shoe tying but you get a few hugs, too. :)

How's Lucky?
Isha: Smileisha_libran on March 20th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)

I think you mean Scotty, lol. He's fine! All energetic and playful and generally making a nusiance of himself, as always. :P

How's your little Gimli? ;)
Terimaru: EasterEggsterimaru on March 24th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)

:D Yes, Scotty. I always think of him as Lucky since you saved him.

Gimli is fat and lazy and grunty; and, as you can see from the pics, he spends a lot of time guarding the fish pond, drinking from the fish pond, and falling into the fish pond. He likes to catch the food that floats on top when I feed them. :)

We're on spring break this week so I've been walking him more and yesterday we both dug in the flower bed. He made two holes big enough to trap a tiger in so I guess I'll fill those in today. He also rescues all the weeds from the weeding tub where I toss them. I pitch one and he gets it out and carries it somewhere else. Obviously our definitions of gardening aren't the same but at least he's self-amusing. :)

Isha: Lolzisha_libran on March 24th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Heh. =) Gimli sounds adorable! He barks, he guards, he swims, he gardens - is there anything he can't do? XD

And gosh, speaking of gardening - Scotty digs huge holes in the garden, too - whenever he feels neglected and/or thinks I haven't played enough with him. He may amuse himself, but funnily enough, our gardener never finds it cute. ;)
Terimaruterimaru on March 27th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
He can't stop eating and begging for food. :)

Our gardener - oh wait - I'm our gardener! I never find it cute either but it keeps him busy while I plant things. Getting it in the dirt is half the battle.

He is cute though - you can't stay mad at the scamp.
Ishaisha_libran on March 28th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
Hee. =)

Yes, you're right about that. It is difficult to keep up with your scolding when they turn those liquid eyes of cute on you. :P
Terimaruterimaru on April 29th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
Are you on Twitter?
Ishaisha_libran on April 30th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
No, sadly. I find that being on two social networking sites at a time is hard enough for me. :P Why?
Terimaruterimaru on May 27th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Cause I have a Twitter account. I find it easier to post a short sentence than a long post these days.
Ishaisha_libran on May 29th, 2009 08:43 am (UTC)
Ah. Sorry, though, I don't have one, and I doubt I'll be getting one anytime soon. :/
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Terimaruterimaru on March 18th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
Probably - but with our little girls doing this all the time I think we'll use it. :)
wabbit (the jack is silent)jackwabbit on March 17th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Terimaruterimaru on March 18th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
Hey you!

Castle wasn't quite as good this week but Nathan was *so* adorable! Also he does a wonderful job with the father/daughter dynamic.
wabbit (the jack is silent): Castle-Nathan Lovejackwabbit on March 18th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Huh. I liked this week's episode much better than the pilot. For me, the pilot tried too hard and went overboard with the snark and such. And I was very, very spoiled on it, so I think that really detracted from it for me. I'm not a spoilers girl, and this reminded me of why. It was fun to quote along with the ep, but there wasn't anything new for me to enjoy, really, so...not so much fun.

The second ep was new and bright and shiny for me.

I liked how they toned down the cheese just a bit...and the father/daughter thing was adorable.