I work as a teacher in a middle school. As you may remember this age can bring hard social times. I feel I spend a majority of my time fighting fires of early teenage social injustice. When I found this, it gave me a little hope that my middle schoolers really do have hearts…
FOUND by Hilary Reid; Capitola, CA
I found this note while I was out for a jog. It was sitting on a wet lawn in front of a neighborhood middle school. I ran past it without stopping to look at what it was and I continued on my run. I couldn’t get it out of my mind, so instead of doing the normal loop, I went back the same way I had come, and alas, it was still there! I think it was totally worth the re-route! This note has me perplexed. Is it really an apology? It sounds like more of a letter of reprimand! One thing it did confirm to me is that I will NEVER, EVER, EVER teach middle school!
FOUND by R. Mohl; Arcata, CA
“Everyone has been through hard times…”
This was in a cookbook I bought at a thrift store. It sat on my kitchen shelf for about four years until I went looking for a cookie recipe.
FOUND by Brendan Saunders; Kenosha, WI
I found this gem while I was on a walk during my lunch hour. It raises a few assumptions about Jack:
-He is about 8 or 9 years old
-His target is either devastated at losing her first love note or possibly indifferent at the loss
-I think it is statistically probable that the love target is named Kaitlyn (of some variety)
-Jack is popular with the boys, because he is loud, but probably not as popular with the ladies