I Don't Usually Post These...

June 21, 2008 11:49am CST
But this made me smile and say "Ha! Darn right!" [b]According to a news report, a certain private school in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Headmistress 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. 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.[/b]
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@mentalward (14697)
• United States
21 Jun 08
That was an EXCELLENT response to the problem! I never would have thought of dipping the squeegee into the toilet! I can certainly see why it worked! I'm sure, now that you've helped to make us all aware of this method to control certain unwanted behavior, others here at myLot will do the same! Thanks so much for sharing this story!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
21 Jun 08
no, i wouldnt have thought of it, maybe ill try it on my prisoners blessed be
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23 Jun 08
Teens are often so bored and indifferent to discipline that it takes a creative mind to solve the problem and make them pay attention. Good on the teacher and the cleaner I say!
@hezoid (2149)
22 Jun 08
Yeuk! Well, that's one effective way of discouraging them! Im always accidentally getting make up on my mirror at home, mainly becuase i ahve to take my glasses off to put make up on and then can't see to well so ahve to get up close to the mirror. It tends to get covered mainly in mascara! I tend to use polish on the mirror you'll be glad to hear!
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23 Jun 08
Ha! Well if you were using toilet water to clean your home furnishings I'd be very worried about you!
• Canada
21 Jun 08
Hahaha! Oh dear. That made my afternoon. Thank you! Mmm toilet water. Who WOULDN'T want to kiss that?
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23 Jun 08
Indeed, yum yum!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
21 Jun 08
HAHAHA THAT IS SO GOOD AND YES INDEED I BET IT TAUGHT THEM A LESSON THEY WONT FORGET. However, i do wonder about health and safety blessed be
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23 Jun 08
Well I think their health and safety will be much better now that they've learned an important life lesson.
@snowy22315 (47081)
• United States
21 Jun 08
That's pretty funny. i guess those little lipstick kissers learned their lesson. You dont usually hear cute stories like that on the news.
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23 Jun 08
It's nice to hear a story that tickles you like that isn't it?
• United States
25 Jun 08
LMAO!!!. that is so funny. and cute:) yes it is good to hear something like this on the news.opposed to the violence in everything these days. ewww that would be so nasty if they really did use toilet water LMAO .lol
@rhettaa (214)
• United States
22 Jun 08
That is a truly funny story. Thanks for sharing!
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
22 Jun 08
OMG That is sooooooooooooooooooo funny... Princesses-0 Custodian-1 And on to the next issue! hehe xoxooxoxoxoxo
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• Canada
21 Jun 08
Hahaha! Owned! That is about all I have to say. That is pretty darn funny, thanks :D
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