Wednesday, April 2, 2008


According to a news report, a certain school in Garden City, MI 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 washroom.

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. He called 

all the girls to the washroom and met them there with the maintenance 

man. He explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem 

for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night.

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, he asked

the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required.. 

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.

THE MORAL OF THIS STORY: there are teachers, & then there are educators.

Submitted by Jana