March 08, 2019
February 03, 2019
When I was in about third grade, the lower elementary teachers got weird about how we used the fountain. At peak times, the first-grade teacher, who could have played any of MacBeth’s witches, would stand holding the lever of the drinking fountain growling: “Two swallows—only two swallows!” and allowing us very small swallows at that before she flicked the water off. They didn’t seem to notice we were going straight into the bathroom and drinking from the faucet because we were so thirsty.
“Failing drinking fountain”? Is this a thing? :/
When I was young a trainee teacher tried, unsuccessfully, to teach us to wash our hands before going to the toilet to wee. Her logic was wee is sterile.
How do you expect to master the pencil sharpener if you can’t even handle the water fountain?
If I remember correctly, she also failed nap-taking in kindergarten…
Well Linus is a Saurian reptile so when will he be shedding his skin?
Sally, you can’t talk and drink at the same time.
That’s enough to drive you to drink!
That’s what happens, Sally, when you Bogart the water fountain !
Now I’m remembering Ted’s drinking problem from “Airplane!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl4plPGRG8o
They’ve got a grade for just about everything. How do you fail drinking out of a fountain?
derr… wait, what?
That’s how you know a teacher has it out for you.
I had a classmate who failed Sandbox. Seriously…did not play well with others LOL
In Milwaukee, Wi we call it a “bubbler” … https://www.jsonline.com/story/life/green-sheet/2020/02/25/why-bubbler-what-water-drinking-fountain-called-wisconsin-milwaukee/4793730002/
Back in the day, there was the lining up, filing down the hall, drinking neatly, and filing back. Or the quick quiet solo trip. Couldn’t ask to go too often. There was really a lot to it ;)
No letting the water run down your chin onto the floor.
Prolly failed that waiting for your turn in line thing.
Our school had old steel water pipes. Every time someone flushed a toilet. the drinking fountain water turned orange-brown.
She is very young to have a drinking problem.
LOL! Two days in a row with funny zingers from Sally.
Kindergarden I failed monkey bars, I could get up but couldn’t get down!
Wait your turn, no lips on the bubbler (or whatever it’s called), don’t shoot it up your nose.
Now that IS serious.
Maybe Sally shouldn’t put her mouth on the spout of the drinking fountain.
Now that is disconcerting.
I wonder if she also flunked lunch.