It’s my last class of the day, I’m only an hour away from freedom. My coworker brought me two bags of peanut M&M’s (my favorite), and not just any bag, the share size. It would have been wise to put them away but my mind didn’t tell me that, so on my desk they remained. Class begins and on this particular day, along with my students, I also had a few visiting students sit in on my lesson. Class ended, I returned everyone back to their respective classrooms and headed back to my class.
Upon my return, I notice a bag of the M&M’s is missing. Hmmm, what happened to my other M&M’s? I text my coworker, thinking maybe she took them which would not have been a big deal (we’re always sharing and whatnot). She didn’t respond to my text right away and I didn’t think too much more about it. When she came back to the class we share, she laughed at the idea of taking my candy and all of a sudden, it hit me. One of the visiting children had stolen my M&M’s! By this time school has ended, the buses have left, most of the car riders are gone and so were my M&M’s. Granted, they were free and I had another pack, that wasn’t the point. My beloved second pack of M&M’s had vanished, never to be seen again.
And to add insult to injury, I not only wrongly accused my coworker, I also accused the wrong child (I apologized after I learned the truth, but I was right about it being a visiting student). Let this be a lesson to you: don’t leave your good candy out especially if you have visitors coming.