CONTEST: Best Addition

This just screams “Contest.”  The picture below is a list of rules for teachers in the first school in San Diego, circa 1872, exactly 100 years before my birthyear!  I took this picture the other day and I haven’t stopped laughing!

So, the contest, staying consistent with the current list you can read below I’d like some more rules that you’d like to add.  The best additional rules will be listed as “in the running” and then after a couple days I’ll crown the Best Addition King or Queen!  As always, please keep them clean!

If your comment doesn’t appear right away, no worries, I may need to approve you if you haven’t commented ever before or in the last few weeks.  Have fun!

The 1872 San Diego School Rules for Teachers

Grace,
Brian

Note:  One of the best things about this, we discovered that the original teacher served for 1-year at the school, then married the school board President?  Hmmm?

********* In The Running **********

9. All teachers must be able to correctly define, spell, and use properly in a sentence the words nib, whittle, and scuttle. ~Calia

Any teacher who smiles at a child shall remain in isolation until a scowl returns. ~Jen

“Any teacher who actually dies physically, is required to tell somebody verbally, so the issue can be dealt with promptly.” ~Jan

9. Any teacher found to be a Confederate sympathizer will be tarred, feathered and sent to the new state of West Virginia indefinitely. ~Marc

Any teacher who stutters or mumbles while speaking will be sentenced to no less than three hours of cleaning up cattle manure. ~Richard Judd

ALL teachers who enter the evil Silicon Valley will be required to pay the penitence penalty of one apple. ~Joe Monto

If you balk at the first 8 rules the other 1864 rules will be applied more harshly. ~Aaron

************ The Winners*************

These were great, I honestly had a very tough time deciding… Monto’s was very prophetic, Aaron’s may have been the most unique/clever, but Jan and Jen get the prizes (it’s a tie!)… I’ve got a “Live and Love Loudly” (theme for the spring retreat for YMV’s) t-shirt for each of you as the prize!  I’ll arrange getting these to you.

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13 thoughts on “CONTEST: Best Addition

  1. 9. All teachers must be able to correctly define, spell, and use properly in a sentence the words nib, whittle, and scuttle.

    (I LOVE how marriage is apparently unseemly behavior for women…)

  2. I’ve always been entertained by the fact that for women marriage is equated with ‘unseemly conduct’ whereas men who go to church get a bonus night out for ‘courting’.

  3. Any teachers who cause a child to giggle, snicker, or laugh in any means shall be sent away for neglect.
    Any teacher who smiles at a child shall remain in isolation until a scowl returns.

  4. “Any teacher who actually dies physically, is required to tell somebody verbally, so the issue can be dealt with promptly.”

  5. 9. Any teacher found to be a Confederate sympathizer will be tarred, feathered and sent to the new state of West Virginia indefinitely.

  6. Female teachers may not travel outside the city limits. This could lead to scandalous situations and rumors.

    Male teachers may travel outside the city limits 1x per month, or 2x per month if it is for honorable purposes.

  7. Also brian, I just felt like this picture should be a contest on your blog at some point./Users/robinsonw/Desktop/96c2c382-ab0f-40de-b11b-7d537c7823ec.jpg

  8. “Reflection in pictures of those taking the picture is frowned upon. Shows too much self love or self appreciation.”

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