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 Brad and the Broken Meter Sticks
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Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:18 am
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:47 pm
I can't help my write about my wacky class too! :D ***Please note that the names are all fake***

  
Brad and the Broken Meter Sticks
Everyone loves a good meter stick, I mean, what could you have against them?

   Back in fifth grade, we had a vocabulary teacher who let us play charades every Tuesday. If she postponed or canceled it, her action would bring about complaining. We had a partner, which was chosen randomly, but when it came to Brad or Carter's pairing up, everyone believed the whole partner system was rigged. And it was. While everyone one else was paired up with their opposite personalities, enemies, or someone just plain gross, Brad and Carter, the two best buds, were always together.

   Time passed, and we had the same teacher in sixth grade. She continued the tradition of charades, but this time letting us use two props, one for each person, and lifted the 'no props' rule we had the year before. The guys always wanted a kickball, and if you standing in the way of the two... Well, if you were actully dumb enough to stand in between the tub of kickballs and the boys, then you were a goner. Trampled for sure. Of course, there was never enough balls to go around. Another hot topic was the meter sticks, which our teacher (thankfully) supplied out of every one's reach.

   One Tuesday afternoon, Brad and Carter, partners, selected two fine meter sticks as props. Their word to act out was no other than "fence", as in the sport. You get the idea, don't you? Class ended without Carter - he had to make a trip to the school nurse because Brad literally broke the stick over his head. Strike one.

   ~~~

   Fast forward to seventh grade, early fall. Each year our school marches in a parade with banners we make ourselves. No doubt we spent a good ten hours on our banners all together. And who's one of the people who get in charge of taping meter sticks to the back of them so they can be held properly while we were marching? Brad.

   Luckily, he made it through getting the sticks taped successfully to the banner. And surprisingly the whole parade, too.

   But we weren't so lucky after the affair was over. All the guys thought it would be super funny to run through the banners, despite the girls pleads not to ruin our art. They did it anyway, Brad leading the pack. But before you knew it, Brad had tripped, and miraculously landed on the meter stick, which snapped under him. Strike two...

~~~

   Now to the almost present. In science, we were studying the effect of friction. We did a simple lab of running a marble down the ramp with wax paper, wood, and sand paper as the surface, then measuring the distance it goes. Easy enough, but just think about what we had to measure with.

  If you guessed meter sticks, your right. Our teacher apparently was uninformed about Brad's past with this weapon. If that wasn't enough, she left us unattened out in the hall to conduct our experiment. It all went wrong from here.

   Again the guys decided to pull a shenanigan. What would be more hilarious then banging on the lockers with the meter sticks? Nothing to them. They started up they're own one-man-band right there. Everyone got riled up and started poking each other with the sticks. An unexpected jab in the back sent Brad spinning back around, his meter stick flying with him. It managed to get caught in the door handle of our least favorite, most crabby teacher's door, and cracked. Strike three!



 Re: Brad and the Broken Meter Sticks
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Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:17 am
lol, that's hilarious!



 Re: Brad and the Broken Meter Sticks
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Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:44 am
interesting story, pinksummer



 Re: Brad and the Broken Meter Sticks
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Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:37 am

I feel so sorry for you xD... Hilarious. x]

 

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Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:38 pm
I love it!



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