File the following under:
THINGS I DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR
As I dropped off my class keys at the custodians' office this afternoon (yippee!), A. exclaimed, "Tell her, J.!" So J. asked me, "Guess what I found under your Promethean board? About a hundred candy wrappers and a dead rat!"
"Was it old? Maybe it OD'd on sugar."
"Yeah, it had definitely been there a while--it was like jerky..."
"How come I didn't smell it?"
A. chimed in with a smile: "Maybe your kids outsmelled it." Which is entirely possible, but the whole situation is grosser than I care to consider. I am so glad that I wasn't the one to discover the thing.