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When I was in elementary, my friend and I found some small paperclips. I made a small necklace, she twisted and unfurled hers into different shapes, about 20 clips between us total. No pockets, so in the socks they went. She ended up cutting herself, going to the teacher and blaming me. A *pile* of misused/bent paperclips was set before me in the office. A note was sent home to pay for the "damaged" supplies. My mom had my back and sent me with a coffee can full of 500+ pennies.

@viciousviscosity *columbo detective voice* there's just one little thing that bothers me

how were the paperclips in _her_ pocket to cut _her_ leg if she didn't steal and damage the alleged office supplies

hmm

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Right? I guess I was a Mastermind whos plans were foiled again by incompetent henchlings.

@viciousviscosity Moms can be cool. I got in trouble because I wore a shirt with a pot leaf on the front of it. Principal called my mom at home. "Did you know your son is wearing a shirt with a pot leaf on it?" Mom says, "Yes, I gave it to him for his birthday." Principal says she needs to bring me a new shirt, and she replies, "I'm not going down there. If you want him to wear a different shirt, YOU come over HERE." :)

@viciousviscosity another story on the theme of parents having their kids' backs in the face of school ridiculousness: taking clarinet lessons, I had to practice every day & get my parents to sign my practice sheets. Well, I didn't practice and my dad gleefully signed every single sheet bc he didn't think forcing kids to practice when they don't want to was a good way to instill music appreciation. 😊

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