30 Jan

If anyone sees me, I thought, I‘ll be in trouble.

Regardless of that thought, I dragged a chair over to the display window and stood on it as I opened it and took out what I wanted. And sure enough, just as I was stepping down, work samples in hand, my principal came walking down the hall.

“You should always have a spotter if you are standing on a chair,”she said, smiling. She knows the rules, but understands a short teacher’s reality.


8 Responses to “Caught!”

  1. tbreitweiser January 30, 2018 at 6:06 am #

    Many times I have done this myself!

  2. elsie January 30, 2018 at 6:18 am #

    There is always someone watching.

  3. rosecappelli January 30, 2018 at 7:52 am #

    It’s amazing how many chances we take with safety. Let’s hope it is always with good outcomes.

  4. arjeha January 30, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.

  5. Emily Culbertson January 30, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    I’ve found few benefits to being “vertically challenged”. I’m sure that those of the tallish variety would say the same. However, I do love that my classroom next door neighbor is about 6 foot tall. She indulges my requests for help often, and she does so without much complaint. She once caught me on a chair, leaning precariously over some boxes to tape something to the wall. She gets it too.

  6. Karen LaBonte January 30, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    What arjeha said. 😉

  7. Brian Rozinsky January 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

    For the record, I use chairs for similar purposes. Chairs that swivel. I’m an idiot, and I enjoyed your vignette.

    • Adrienne January 31, 2018 at 5:46 am #

      I think with a swivel chair, you should definitely have a spotter…or a spinner!

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