…. In 1998 I went to Denver with 4 other teachers from my school for a Mid-Level Conference. The other math teacher on the jaunt was Ms. T, an older, naive, somewhat conservative lady that for some reason still loved my off-the-wall humor. (One day at school I rolled her through the halls on her chair, between classes when the halls were full).
…. We were driving through Denver in our rental car, she had us stopping here and there looking for a Symphony chocolate bar she was craving. When I saw this adult bookstore I pulled into the parking lot and told her that I was pretty sure that they had some in there. I don’t remember how I convinced her that it was a convenience store or how I knew they had her candy in there, but she was all ready to head in there asking for a Symphony Bar. I also have no idea what she would have ended up bringing out, but I just couldn’t let her go in. We all got a good laugh, and then decided to pose for this picture to give to our principal (who just happens to be my principal again now).
So, here are 5 teachers standing under the sign for a triple-x book store. On the left is the Social Studies teacher, then the science teacher, two math teachers and an english teacher. Yup, this principal hired me back despite this picture.