According to a news report, a certain private school in Washington was recently
faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use
lipstick and would make up their faces in the bathroom.
That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips
against the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night, the maintenance man
would remove them and the next day, the girls would do
it again. Finally the principal decided that something had to be done.
She called all the girls into the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance
man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the
custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night.
To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked
the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a
long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet bowl, and cleaned the mirror with it.
Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.
There are teachers, and then there are educators…