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MAY 10, 2012 5:19PM

M&Ms.

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Our school has a tetracycle program.  Kids can bring in old wrappers from certain foods and we recycle them.  I think we get money for it, but I haven’t a clue how it all words.  All I know is a few kids bring in random trash and I have to put it in a bucket in the Teacher’s Room.

Well today, someone brought in a giant M&M bag.  I mean a super huge bag.  I’ve never seen such a big bag of M&Ms in my life.  When I first realized how large it was, I thought to myself, ‘Wow, who eats that many M&Ms?’

Anyway, at bustime, I finally remembered the giant candy bag and grabbed it as I lined up my last bus group to walk down.  Naturally, when they saw the enormous bag of M&Ms – empty or not – they started begging for candy.

Well the bag was empty.  Not a single M&M for me or them.  What’s a guy to do?

I opened up the bag wide and place it over the first sprout’s nose.

“Take a big whiff and you can smell the M&Ms,” I said.

With that, I gave each of them a turn to smell the sweetness.

It wasn’t nearly as tasty as eating some, but it provided lots of smiles and giggles.

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