This a follow-up story to the OMG Moments in Education, Part II, sure to make you smile (again.)
The next day, I found this note in my mailbox at school. Chuckling, I tucked it into my "Funny" file (for those days when I need a laugh) and sent an email to Sassy, by way of her teacher, Mrs. M:
"Dear Sassy, Thank you for the nice apology note. I forgive you, Mrs.4444."
The next day, I stopped to supervise a growing group of students whose teacher had not yet arrived to open the classroom door. Sassy, Silly, and Spunky were there! Apparently remembering me from our "incident," one cheerfully called out (even though she was directly in front of me), "HI!!"
Because I still didn't know, I smiled and asked, "What is your name??" She replied, “Sassy.” Remembering that Sassy was the one who signed the apology note, but Spunky (who is now standing nearby) was the one who smacked me, I said, “Aren’t you the one who wrote the apology note to me yesterday??” Instantly somber, Sassy nodded and replied,
“Yes. I hit you. I’m sorry.”
“What are you talking about?! You aren’t the one who hit me!” I said, pointing to Spunky. “She is!”
Sassy immediately thrust an accusing finger towards Spunky and shouted, “SHE did it!”
Spunky announces, “I did it!” jumps up to me, puts her head on my shoulder and says, “I sorry.”
Thoroughly confused, I again went to Mrs. M to gain insight. It turns out that after the incident, she and the aides weren’t really sure who had smacked me, because I hadn’t known who was whom. When confronted after lunch, Sassy had been the first to reply to the question, "Which one of you hit Mrs.4444?"
“I did it. I hit Mrs. 4444.”
“No!" asserted Spunky. "I did it! I hit Mrs.4444.”
“I hate myself for what I've done!” a forlorn Silly insisted. "I hit Mrs. 4444."
All three drama queens insisted that they had been the one to smack me, and they begged to be the one to write an apology note. Mrs. M and the aides could not figure out who had been the "spanker," but figured it was Sassy, since she had been the first to "confess," (and it fit with her history.) Sassy, full of self-importance (her friends jealous) got to write the apology note.
That is how I met Silly, Sassy, and Spunky (and how I learned where to go if I ever need to squeeze a false confession out of someone.)