Every now and then as a teacher you have to deal with blood in the classroom and today was one of those days for me! It all began when one of my students got a nose bleed….I mean a gushing bloody nose. I started thinking that one of the bears from Disney’s Country Bear Jamboree was going to pop out of the wall and start singing, “There was blood on the table and blood all around! And a great big puddle of blood on the ground."
After the student was handled, I knew I had to take care of the blood on the ground. My problem is that we have little colored cards we send to the office to summon help; I get confused on what color of card to send to the office to summon the correct help (i.e.the custodian so he can follow the proper sterilization measures for blood). Unfortunately, I sent the purple card, which I soon discovered means “send a guidance counselor” (sorry about that).
Finally,the blood was all was cleaned up, and my next class arrived. Just as I felt like my breathing was returning to normal, a voice bellowed out, Ms. Wise, “Why is there blood all over the bathroom floor?” No, I did not send the purple card!
Not your mama’s pants! If you look closely, you will realize that these are pants….cat pants on the left and doughnut pants on the right! I stumbled across them while shopping Saturday. No, I did not try them on; if I had, I am sure my reflection would have been looking back at me shaking its head! Hmmmmm….I wonder if I could get away with wearing them to work!