I wouldn’t open that

April 1, 2008

Lloyd, School

Lloyd here: I’ve had a long day today. I wasn’t sure just when our executive director Scott Ernstmeyer came to school each morning. He’s almost always there before me, and I didn’t want to take any chances, so I arrived at 6:30. Wouldn’t you know it? Scott didn’t arrive until 8:00 today.
What’s behind door number 1?

Okay, it’s not actually filled with packing peanuts, but it sure looks like it is. Scott had a big meeting first thing in the morning. When he saw his office he just turned around and walked away. Later he would claim the he was never taken in. Sure, Scott.

One of our office staff was even more effective today. Kristine normally takes care of coordinating substitute teachers, but she’s been sick lately. Her email read:

As of next week, I will no longer be the substitute coordinator. I have made every effort to find an “outside” person to take this job on, but have had no success. The only option we have is for the teachers/staff to share this responsibility. Please see the list below for your week that you will have “sub duty”. Stop by anytime and I can give you the training on how to be the sub person! Due to the number of weeks left in the school year, teachers have been chosen by random.

You should have heard the complaining.

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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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14 Responses to “I wouldn’t open that”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Yesterday was memory quiz day in my Religion classes. I had a fake test that quizzed over the wrong verse. I handed that one out first and when any kid asked about it, I said “You studied the wrong verse? Well, do your best.” I fooled a few of them. But it didn’t work as well in later sections because they told each other about it.

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  2. Michele Said on:

    The only thing I could come up with was waking my middle son and telling him we had a snow day. I couldn’t let it go on though because we had to get to school early for a 7 AM meeting! It was also about 70 degrees yesterday, but I knew at that hour he wouldn’t be thinking straight.

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  3. Brady G. Said on:

    I gave a ridiculously hard quiz on Acts 11-14 and all the students thought is was an April Fool’s joke. The best part was that it wasn’t! They were frustrated with me needless to say.

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  4. Karla Said on:

    We like to tell clients that their checking accounts are horribly overdrawn just to hear their response. For some reason, our clients don’t like that joke. Some people don’t understand bankers’ sense of humor…

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  5. Karla Said on:

    That clip is right on. All we do is sing all day long.

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