Little Johnny brought a bottle of soda in for snack. Not only is soda not allowed for snack, but Johnny shook up the bottle and it exploded all over his desk and the desks around him. After he cleaned up the mess, he was told that he could not bring soda to school anymore.
Next morning: A phone call from Little Johnny's father, Big Johnny.
BJ: "Little Johnny says he cannot bring soda to school anymore"
Me: "That's right. We only have healthy snacks with fruit juice or milk."
BJ: "Well, I'm his F****ing father and if I say he can have soda, he can have soda." What do you think I am F***ing rich? I can't afford fruit juice. Do you know how expensive fruit juice is? Are you going to pay for his juice?"
Me: "No, I'm not. We've been learning a lot about nutrition in our class. We've been working with a local doctor on ways to prevent obesity in children."
B.J.: Oh, so now you're telling me that my F***ing kid is fat?"
Me: "A lot of the children drink water with their snack. There is a lot of research that shows that drinking water improves concentration and learning in school."
BJ: "He doesn't like F***ing water. I don't like F***ing water either. You just don't want him drinking soda because you are all F***ing lazy over there at the school and you don't want to deal with hyper kids."
The conversation went on for awhile and actually ended on a positive note and LJ won't be bringing soda to school anymore, except on special occasions, like party days.
The punch line is that Big Johnny was a student of mine when he was in Kindergarten!
Time to Retire!