Ding Dong

December 29, 2021


We are always short-staffed at work over the holidays. We employ many college students, and most of them head home for the holidays. This past week we haven’t had a person to work at one of our entry doors – greeting parents and walking children their rooms after a health check.

My own classroom is right by an entry door, so we don’t need an extra person – I just have a doorbell out there. The parents ring the bell, I step out to greet and bring the student in. On Monday, due to the staffing situation, I ripped my doorbell off the door, taped it to the unmanned door and posted a couple of badly-written signs explaining what to do. It worked…. sort of.

Monday night I went to Wal*Mart and bought a new doorbell. Tuesday morning I set it up and now the whole place is ding-dong, ding-dong during the morning hours. We’re certainly ringing in the new year!

(It was too dark to take an actual picture of the doorbells. Enjoy this packaging.)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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One Response to “Ding Dong”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Hahaha! The picture of the packaging made me laugh.


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