Rick Weekley (jmar@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 10:53:03 -0500
The junior high school principal had a problem with some girls who were
starting to use lipstick. When applying it in the bathroom they would
blot their lips on the mirrors, leaving lip prints.
So he spoke to the teachers and asked them for their help. They promised
they would speak to the girls, but after two weeks, the sitiation didn't
improve at all.
He even called a few of the girls parents who were his friends for their
advice, but to no avail. The mirrors were constantly a mess.
Finally he thought of a way to stop it.
One day he gathered together all the girls who wore lipstick. He then
them into the bathroom and lectured about how hard it was to clean the
lipstick off the mirrors.
You could see the young girls smiling at each other, all nodding
but smirking to one another.
The principle then asked the custodian, who was present, to demonstrate
difficult it was to clean the mirrors.
The custodian took a long handled brush, dipped it into the toilet and
vigorously rubbed the lipstick off the mirror.
>From that day forward, the mirrors stayed lipstick free.
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