There has been a bit of a lull in rush photocopying and so all three of us were taken off our usual duties and given a task of an “Activity Day Preparation Type Nature! Firstly, I was sent to town with a mahooosive shopping list for such things as marshmallows, jelly babies, blu tac, wholemeal and regular spaghetti, straws, string, insulation tape, and lollypop sticks…… plus a few other bits …
As I sat waiting at the bus stop I felt the enormity of responsibility bestowed upon me massively, and tried to avert my thoughts from the possibility of there being a shortage of marshmallows in town ….. which would result in the failure of my mission.
But on my return I was greeted like a hero, as I had managed to source everything on my robustly diverse list ….. except the PVA glue!
However, our work had only just begun …. all the items had to be shared equally into twenty groups of everything ….. so I had to count, calculate and divide all the strands in a huge pile of wholemeal spaghetti……
….. and Darrell had to do the same with the “regular” spaghetti …..
….. followed by the same, again, but with 1,000 straws. Fortunately Lucy (our new temporary boss, who used to work on BBC Doctors) showed him how clutching at straws worked out at about twenty five per fist full, which sped things up a little and impressed us greatly.
Nigel was put on the division of blu tac and packs of insulation tape which he said made his brain hurt, big time!
The most precious of our commodities were the marshmallows and jelly babies …… but unfortunately we didn’t have to count these individually to divide up… doh!
The teacher in charge said that would be very remiss of her to put temptation in our way …… ….. but if there were any left she would make sure that they found their way back to us!
And the reason for all our hard work ………
…We have suggested that if they should do this type of activity again ….
…… they should substitute the spaghetti for Mikado biscuits or Mint Matchmakers
Thus enabling all the towers to be completely consumed …… hopefully with our help! What are we like??