If teachers were wild animals, we'd be the scavengers of the animal kingdom. There is almost nothing that we won't eat (except that child's dinosaur birthday cake that someone left in the staff room. Admittedly, it looked like a green, scaly dog turd with a head, so that might have affected the results). Here is a short list of the interesting things I've seen teachers eat that were left in a staff room.
- burnt brownies
- frozen shaker salads (have you seen what lettuce does when it freezes? It gets slimy)
- Necco wafers
- week old vegetables with ranch dip that had been left out over the weekend (they justified that, since the fakey-ranch had no milk products in it , it should still be okay)
- year-old M and M's. The candy coating was coming off, it was so old.
- Ex-lax brownies. Okay, he didn't know the brownies had ex-lax in them, but he had it coming for stealing desserts out of other people's lunches.
This is why, if you want to give your child's teacher a gift and you're not sure what would work best, food is always a safe gift. Whether it's lemon bars (mmmm....lemon bars....), Starbucks gift cards, See's candy or even a 12-pack of soda, believe me, it's appreciated! Just please: no Ferrero Rocher. The one thing I can't eat is hazelnut chocolates.