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fire drill

updated fri 4 nov 11


John Post on thu 3 nov 11


I love the fire drill story. It made me laugh out loud and my son
asked me what I was reading.

One year, every time the secretary would come on and make an
announcement over the school PA, I would simply stop whatever I was
doing, stand and face the speaker and salute. I didn't say a word to
the kids about what I was doing. Since I teach little kids, they
looked at me, copied what I did and I could see them giggling quietly
to themselves. I work for a great playful principal. He came in one
time while we were all standing at attention, he just stopped, looked
at us and saluted the speaker too, then left. The kids love him.


> when john talks about the `smart ass` kids...i smile out loud.
> i would bug kids, tease them, tell crazy stories and they would
> come back at me like charging bulls.
> when the secret announcement would come that we were having
> a `fire drill` i would drill? my art room was in the
> basement..and i would
> have to tell the kids about orderly evacuation. `don't run
> and trip other kids...keep your heads...exit here`...that sort of
> thing...then when the siren would go off...i would scream `FIRE`
> AND RUN LIKE A MAD MAN UP THE STAIRS`. i still get notes
> from kids that are now like 60 telling me about the joy of fire
> drills.

Bob Seele on thu 3 nov 11

On Nov 2, 2011, at 11:04 PM, John Post wrote:


I love the fire drill story. It made me laugh out loud and my son
asked me what I was reading.


A doctor at an insane asylum decided to take his patients to a
baseball game.
For weeks in advance, he coached his patients to respond to his
When the day of the game arrived, everything went quite well.

As the National Anthem started, the doctor yelled, "Up Nuts", And
the patients complied by standing up.
After the anthem, He yelled, "Down Nuts", And they all sat back
down in their seats.

After a home run was hit, the doctor yelled, "Cheer Nuts", They
all broke out into applause and cheered.

When the umpire made a particularly bad call against the star of
the home team,
The Doctor yelled, "Booooo Nuts" and they all started booing and
cat calling.

Comfortable with their response, the doctor decided to go get a
beer and hot dog, leaving his assistant in charge.
When he returned, there was a riot in progress.
Finding his tizzied assistant, the doctor asked, "What in the world

The assistant replied, "Well everything was going just fine until
this guy walked by and yelled, "PEANUTS" ! ! !