Brian Klintworth

May 31, 2007

Lloyd, School

It takes about three weeks, but every year the students notice that I have quite a few ties (I don’t have as many as Brad, but I also don’t kill bunnies with shovels). I have a little over a hundred, but only wear about 90 of them which is just about exactly half a school year worth of ties. Each year I have a few students get me ties for Christmas or my birthday, and I tell them that I’ll wear any tie, no matter how ugly it is, at least once.

Seasonal ties are on a different rack

This year a student asked, “Has anyone ever complimented you on your tie every single day of the whole year?” I responded in the negative, and he then asked, “Would you give me a prize if I did?”. Again, I responded in the negative, but added, “But if someone were to keep track of every tie I wore, that would be worthy of some sort of reward.”

Note the checkmark after each description denoting that Brain had, in fact, said 'nice tie'.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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7 Responses to “Brian Klintworth”

  1. Beth Said on:

    Truly a remarkable feat. And what was his reward?

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  2. Brad Said on:

    That’s astounding! Brilliant! I think you should buy him an I-Pod song for every tie he recorded. No, wait! Get him a car. That would be cool!

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      Middle school students don’t know that really giant candy bars exist. So that makes a pretty good prize. They have no idea where you can buy them and so I explain that I just reverse the polarity on my shrink-ray and use normal candy bars.

      That’s also how Steve Jobs makes the iPod shuffle.

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    There once was a boy from Seward’s girth,
    Who was now scarce able to control his mirth,
    His year long task of chronicling ties,
    He’s sure will payoff with a super great prize,
    Oh the disappointment for poor old Brian Klintworth!

    (how about a tie to go with the giant candy bar … or a tie with a giant candy bar on it … or a giant tie with …) I’d like to see a picture of Sept. 28th’s tie.

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  4. Kristi Said on:

    Which is Lloyd’s favorite tie? Least favorite but still is willing to wear it? What does Lauren like?

    Reply

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