Bags of Fun

This coming Friday and Saturday, the staff at my school will be going on a Teachers’ Trip.  I have no idea where we’ll be going, or what we’ll be doing when we get there.  I keep telling myself that the mystery just adds to the adventure.  I also don’t know why classes have been cancelled after lunch on Friday afternoon.  We’re not supposed to leave until 3 pm.

Oh well.  I’m sure it will all become clear on Friday.

This afternoon, we were called to the science room to help pack snacks for the trip.  We arrived to find a variety of sweets and snacks neatly laid out on the lab benches. I assumed we would be putting them in bags or boxes to transport them to the bus.  How wrong I was.

It was like a military operation.  We all donned rubber gloves and formed a line.  The first person opened a large ziploc bag and passed it to the next person who inserted a small package of crackers.  The next person inserted two baby oranges and passed it on.

By the end of its trip down the line, each bag contained exactly one package of crackers, two baby oranges, a small handful of mixed nuts, a small handful of dried bananas (my hands were deemed too big for those two jobs), 3 chocolates, 2 mints, one stick of fruit gum, one stick of mint gum, about ten strands of dried squid and one cheese-fish sausage.

The last teacher in line carefully checked the contents (no sneaking in extra chocolates or squid!), sealed the bag, and placed it in a box.

I have no idea how many bags we made.  It felt like a million.  We even made bags for the few teachers who weren’t coming on the trip.  Nobody wanted them to feel left out.

I can’t wait for Friday! 😀


About Carrie K

Teacher, writer, traveller. Slightly neurotic. Overly talkative. Loving life. You can also follow me on Twitter: kimchigirl72
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4 Responses to Bags of Fun

  1. Sharon Griffin says:

    Let’s hope this isn’t some nude hot bath retreat, or a hike up some ungodly mountain in bad weather. Did they at least tell you what clothes you needed? Will you have to drink a lot of booze and sing?

  2. oegukeen says:

    Haha, it really made me laugh out loud that they thought your hands are too big ^^
    Have a nice trip!

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