The principal rarely left his office or visited the teacher’s work room except on Wednesday mainly because that was the day that someone usually brought donuts. Nearly every Wednesday the principal would show up and have donuts complaining bitterly that the teachers needed to learn to close the cover of the box so that the donuts didn’t get dried out.He would partake of the spudnuts, sinkers, bear sign, every week but his complaints were never enough to cause him to spend his own money on something different.
The staff had eventually caught on of course and had started saving two doughnuts every week, saving them and then placing them in an open box each Wednesday of the following week while the fresh doughnuts resided in a cupboard. The principal wondered aloud if the teachers would ever buy fresh donuts instead of the day-old “on sale” stale donuts they seemed to always buy.
He continued to complain about the donuts every time he took one throughout the year as it seemed to him that they were always stale, although this never stopped him from eating them.
He was right of course; perhaps if he had ever bought or brought they would have been fresher.
©2011 Richard Safris