Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So, What Do You Have Out In Your Parking Lot?

This morning, a group of students at the local high school rode their horses to school and tied them up in the parking lot. The principal took a picture of the horses with his phone. This isn't the picture, but you get the idea (besides, my two-year-old wanted to look at horse pictures).

Our principal sent the picture and the text, "So, what do you have in your parking lot?" to some of the principals in a nearby city. One of them replied, "Nothing but drug dealers."

I think there are a lot of different ways a principal could have responded to students leaving horses in the parking lot, and I respect him for the way he handled the situation. He didn't make a big deal out of it. He asked them why they rode the horses to school, and they told him they wanted to save gas money. The next time I drive by the high school, I'll be checking the parking lot for horses.

The story made me think about how I deal with the unexpected in my own life. When I can laugh at a problem, it makes everything easier and more enjoyable.

11 comments:

  1. Niki, I think you read my post before I finished it. I guess I shouldn't post to check the picture until I'm done writing it.

    What the other principal said is scary and sad. I'm glad we don't live in Vegas.

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  2. haha I do that as well. My spacing always seems to go wonky!

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  3. Yeah, why does the spacing go wonky! I didn’t see it here, but it happens to be all the time too.

    How cool to see a bunch of horses in the parking lot and what a great way to handle it.

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  4. LOL! How I love small towns. Our parking lot is usually full of big trucks and camo jackets. Not animals... unless they're dead in the bed of the camo-guys' trucks.

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  5. I need to be so much better about dealing with the unexpected. I usually freak out, and then no one's happy. Great reminder!

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  6. That is absolutely hilarious! Those students are very creative. :)

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  7. Gotta love Logandale:) (Or hate it, I guess, since I'm an honorary Bulldog now.)

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  8. How creative of them to save gas money. Yes, he handled it well. I would hope to be that gracious.

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  9. Hey, as long as they clean up after the horses and they are tied up correctly, I see no problem. Good for the principal.

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  10. A local high school here has ride-your-tractor to school day. The parking lot is full of tractors. I like the horses idea, better, though even if there is more poo.

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