Saturday, October 30, 2010

This + That = Oops

Pin It It was a gloriously wonderful idea.

It was so fantastic that I went out immediately and bought the fog machine from my local Walmart. You see, I was going to turn my classroom into a perfect graveyard of buried hopes and dreams for the school Halloween parade.

It would be simply brilliant.

I arrived early and plugged the fog machine in. In just a few minutes, beautiful plumes of ashen fog began to waft about the room.

That’s about the time the fire alarm was triggered; the warning bell screamed in the hallways and classrooms like an air raid siren.

The office immediately tried to turn off the alarm. For some reason, the number 4 button wouldn’t cooperate on the master control panel, therefore, the alarm continued to scream throughout the school and playground.

The fire trucks arrived.

Ah, the death of a brilliant idea.

Lesson learned.


I’m just glad that I tried my idea before the Halloween parade…


Oh, and don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to order your very own Joey Dosen't Like Kittys shirt.

27 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

U should of had Joey there to help..
Hasn't it been 3 weeks? (t-shirt)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Bummer!

Make Do and Mend said...

Yikes! Did they charge you $$$ for your foggy idea? We've had two fire drills in the last three days at my school. Only they weren't drills - they were the result of the city's plumbing system sending too much pressure through our pipes, nearly setting the sprinklers off. Our principal was bummed that she couldn't count them on November's fire drill practice. And she mumbled (into the PA system) "I wonder how much this is going to cost." It is something awe inspiring to see the fire trucks arrive within minutes, screaming around the corner, coming to make sure we're ok. Kinda makes your heart swell with pride and gratefulness.

Marnie said...

Oh no!! Well for what it's worth, it really did sound like a wonderful idea. Dagnabit!

Kristina P. said...

Oh, no! Hahaha.

Linn said...

Hahahaha! You just made my day. That is funny stuff!

(I'm not laughing at you, just with you.)

Mamma has spoken said...

Sorry......I just can't stop laughing.......Oh well, at least you know the fire department will show up at YOUR school. Whenever the alarm goes off at my school, they show up at the high school since we are on the same phone system......

Crustacean Queen said...

Awesome! Was it a trick or treat? Hahahah...thanks for sharing your funny stories with us.

Joan said...

Boy, that would have been awesome! Sorry it did not work out.

I'm with the other poster; too bad Joey wasn't there to help!

tammy said...

It was a good idea while it lasted.

Richard & Natalie said...

I thought I heard sirens....I should have known it would have involved you! ;)

Too bad it wasn't April Fools.

Anonymous said...

And this folks..... is warning number 4!

This should have been posted on my blog. ;)

Sometimes, the brilliance far exceeds itself.

:D My security word is: ressec

Connie said...

A little excitement in an elementary school never hurt anyone!
Great idea, too bad it really was a graveyard of buried hopes and dreams!

Amy said...

Thanks for the laugh. I hope the principal thought it was funny too!

Jason, as himself said...

Are you serious? Ahh, what a bummer! What did your principal say?

Just SO said...

Bummer that you couldn't use the fog machine but the excitement that you caused is great!

M-Cat said...

This will be something fun that the kids will never forget. The adventure of it all!

T said...

I am SO not laughing at you... really.

Teachinfourth said...

Luckily the principal was pretty cool about it and said something to the effect of, "It could have happened to anyone."

Another teacher thanked me for 'testing it out' because they'd brought a fog machine as well and my little mistake saved them from making the same one.

I'm glad that my pain could bring someone else pleasure.

Jenny said...

That would have been so much fun for your class. Sorry it did not work out.

Natasha said...

Sad day! That would have been so fun to have a fog machine in school.

Your perfect graveyard of buried hopes (great Anne reference, btw!) was not to be had after all...

Cherie said...

That is actually pretty funny when you think about it. Great idea though!!

mama-face said...

good to know school fire alarms are that sensitive. :)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

That's just about the best thing I've read all day! LOL!

Lacey Lou said...

That's interesting that your fog machine set off the fire alarm. I used a fog machine several times during October and it never set off the alarm. :) Maybe it was operator error. ;)

Teachinfourth said...

Things like this always seem to be so much funnier when they happen to somebody else...

tiburon said...

Best.Story.Ever.

And TOTALLY something that would have happened to me. I am soooo glad I didn't go into teaching. I would have ended up doing the same thing ;)

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