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I used my prep. to go buy the paint at a local paint store with a P.O. I had
some of my best students (you know the ones that eat lunch in your room. It is
like second home to them) help me carry in 20 gallons of paint. One of the
boys was carrying in a box with 4 gallons when the box broke. All four gallons
went. It was the end of the lunch break and we had a huge pond of paint to
deal with. The maintenance guys went to hide, students were walking through
the paint as we were trying to scoop it up on pieces of cardboard. The student
that spilled the paint looked as though he would cry any second. I tried not
to make it a bigger deal, while in my head I was rattling off oh shhh--. My
sixth period class had to wait until we cleaned up the mess to get to work. To
top it off the local paint store said, "Sorry you will have to buy more at the
SAME price 23.99 a gallon."
The moral of the story is clear here. I sure won't forget that lesson. Ugh!