Principal Clark hated the science fair. Not for lack of caring about the science or expanding the minds of youngsters, but for the simple fact that baking soda and vinegar volcanoes smelled terrible. It was a stench that haunted his dreams. As he entered the school’s auditorium to being judging this year’s event, he took a brief pause to ready for next hour and a half.
The doors swung open and he reviewed the scene. Volcanoes everywhere.
Crap he thought.
Then his eye captured an image of hope. In the far corner of the open space, set up on a table without a tablecloth (and surely the control freak Mr. Osborne was freaking out about that detail) was an honest to goodness experiment. No display of a wildly popular chemical reaction, but a tri-fold display board dedicated to circles and wheels. A student was learning.
Principal Clark raced to the exhibit and soaked in every word of the presentation.
“Tell me everything,” Principal Clark demanded of the student at the table.
“Certainly, Principal Clark. When I went to decide on this year’s research project I wanted to see just how innovative the first big piece of technology really was. Second, I wanted to *circle* back to something I remember you saying long ago,” the student explained.
Clark was intrigued. “What did I say long ago?”
“Well, I know you’re *tired*, but you’re *wheeley* going to like this,” the student said, snickering.
Principal Clark knew what was happening. “I said I could always be won over by a solid pun. Dang it. The one time you kids listen to me. Congratulations, you’ve won the science fair.”
Thanks for reading! I’m very much off to sleep now.
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Lunch Hour Characters (bad art, humorously captioned)
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