Friday, September 16, 2011

fateful field trip

Next week we have a field trip, so the permission forms and fees have been coming in today, which reminded me of one of my most eventful field trips.

There was a large grocery store nearby, so for our community helpers unit, we visited the Schnucks Market. The children received freebie handouts at each stop: an apple from the produce department, a cookie from the bakery, a little smoky from the deli etc. We ended our trip at the check out lane. Scanners were brand new then, and the manager gave each child several items to scan so they could watch their amounts register. The kids were really into it, when one of the nearby checkers yelled, "Go get him!"

I took off running through the automatic doors, along with the manager and the undercover security guard, hoping I could get to my student before he got to the parking lot. My heart was pounding. I was breathless, scared witless.

The manager shouted for me to go back inside.
I was in the middle of an armed robbery and they were chasing the bandit.

Sometimes I think I really might be related to Lucy.

13 comments:

BECKY said...

Linda, sometimes I swear you are the female version of Walter Mitty, because nobody could have all the adventures you tell us!

Val Thevictorian said...

You need your own reality show.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Oh, to have been a fly on the day-old bread display!

What did your students think when you raced out of the store?

Sioux said...

I see why Bill married you. He married you to try and save you from yourself and your wild escapades.

You are Lucy from another mother. I hope this story made its way to some magazine or anthology.

Lynn said...

How funny.

Dianna Graveman said...

Oh, wow, this is hilarious, Linda. I can picture you now...

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Wow!

Tammy said...

What a great story! I'll laugh all evening.

Susan said...

Oh, Linda....love reading your posts. I was a little behind in reading blogs so got to read several of yours all at once. Loved them.

That armed robbery story was the pizazz. Thank God you were safe.

Take care. I continue to maintain that the kids who have you as a teacher are very lucky, indeed. Susan

Janet, said...

Very funny - Lucy!

Karen Lange said...

Linda, thanks for sharing this! :) Happy Monday!

Pam said...

Bwahahaha; that was a great story! Thanks for the laugh and for your continued supportive comments on my blog.
I love Lucy (you) and we've never met! xoxo
Pam

Jennifer Brown Banks said...

Linda,

You and me both! Whoo, this was too funny! Thanks for sharing.