According to a news report, a certain elementary school was recently faced with a unique problem.
A number of 12-year old girls had started using lipstick, and put it on in the bathroom.
Which was fine, as long as they used a natural or neutral tone, but after they put on the lipstick they would press their lips against the mirror, leaving dozens of little lip prints.
Every night the maintenance man would remove them, and next morning 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 imagine the yawns from the little princesses). To demonstrate how difficult it was to clean the mirrors, the principal asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required.
He took a long-handled squeegee, dipped it into the toilet, and wiped the mirror with it.
Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.
There are teachers… and then there are educators!
[This was kindly sent over by Lavona Areghini. She has been a schoolteacher lifelong, and so she knows just what this is all about, and why it matters. Thanks, Lavona!]