Sunday, May 18, 2008

Yuch, yuch, yuch

My mother-in-law sends me a lot of jokes, but this one really caught my attention. I felt I just had to share:


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 to clean the mirrors. 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.

19 comments:

  1. Oh that is brilliant! Love it.

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  2. http://www.snopes.com/risque/juvenile/lipstick.asp

    This story has been floating around the internet for over a dozen years. It's a hoax/urban legand/myth.

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  3. Thanks simon, that's why I called it a joke! It's still funny when you haven't heard it before.

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  4. Ew. But very clever though :)

    The kind of thing my dad might do!

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  5. yes, simon, who cares, it was sold as a joke not a fact, durr! Revolting, mind. yuk. Shudder.

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  6. Funny joke - I'm sure nobody has yet heard it in this part of the world - thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Thanks for posting that! I'd never come across it before, urban myth or not, but I've now met so many of those princesses - and thinking of this is going to cheer me up whenever I have to deal with them...

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  8. Hahahaha I had never heard that joke before and I laughed a lot!
    Thanks expatmum! Just what I needed today! :)

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  9. Hi expatmum,
    By the way your book looks really great! even being a Brit myself (been living in Brazil for 10 years) it would be great to read it!

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  10. You can probably read quite a few excerpts on the Amazon site (go to www.rulesbritannia.com and click through)to see if it's up your street.
    Thanks for popping by and thanks again for the very cool Under Pressure post.

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  11. LMAO I still enjoyed it thank you

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  12. OK - you've got me. I know most of the teen speak, like POS (Parent Over Shoulder) but what's LMAO?

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  13. Oh, I think I've just worked it out. Never mind!

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  14. O.k. great!
    I will go there and take a look!
    Thank you and have a great week!

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  15. Ahh! What a pleasure to read this. The joke was on them methinks!

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  16. There's nothing like toilet water to make a point!

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  17. Gives a new meaning to Eau de toilette!

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  18. Best laugh I've gotten today -- thanks! (And I don't care whether it's true or a myth.)

    Janet

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  19. Hi - is that Washington DC or Washington Tyneside? Methinks it's the former - the "princesses" at the latter would not be put off!
    Great blog. Will keep on reading as/when I get the time!

    Didn't know about your Telegraph stuff. Many congrats! Will explore that asap.

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