What do you do to deal with students who don’t respect and vandalize school property? The headmaster and janitor at this school found a truly genius way to solve the problem of lipstick smooches all over school toilet mirrors.
Staff at a small middle school had a problem with a few of the older girls starting to use lipstick. When applying it in the bathroom they would then press their lips to the mirror and leave lip prints.
Before it got out of hand the school administration thought of a way to stop it. The principal gathered all the girls together that wore lipstick and told them he wanted to meet with them in the ladies room at 2pm. They gathered at 2pm and found the principal and the school custodian waiting for them.
The principal explained that it was becoming a problem for the custodian to clean the mirror every night. He said he felt the ladies did not fully understand just how much of a problem it was and he wanted them to witness just how hard it was to clean.
The custodian then demonstrated. He took a long brush on a handle out of a box. He then dipped the brush in the nearest toilet, moved to the mirror and proceeded to remove the lipstick.
That was the last day the girls pressed their lips on the mirror.
There are teachers, and then there are educators…
This story has spread on the internet since 1997, and while no one can specifically identify how and where it started, it is said that it most likely is based on a true story. What’s certain is that school staff everywhere have been inspired by it and do in fact use this method to deter young women from spreading stubborn lipstick stains all over the school’s public mirrors. Read more about the origins of this story at snopes.com. Awesome!
I think custodians deserve all the likes in the world for their hard work – and sometimes having to deal with people’s lack of consideration. Please like if you agree!