Today’s lunch: pepperoni pizza, frozen fruit cup, carrots
Another styrofoam tray to truck home. Today I brought my stack into the house. Yes, up until today I had them sitting in my classroom stacked up by my desk. Earlier this year when I had styrofoam trays, I brought them home to use under my husband’s plants. (He has been experimenting growing every seed he can pluck out of every fruit and vegetable that we consume. Most recently he grew a pomegranate plant!)
Any teacher knows that it’s wise to stay on good terms with the janitor or the “engineer” as they are now called. The principal and the head building manager (and many support staff) are all critical to a teacher’s daily quality of life.
I like the janitor that cleans my room. He is your average kinda working class guy. We chat almost every day and on the days when I’m just running out quickly, I wave bye to him when he’s in other classrooms. He is really chatty so I know a ton about him and his family. Sometimes it’s hard to break away from him!
We talk about health a lot. I don’t know if I am someone who attracts these kinds of conversations (he doesn’t know about this project), but I tend to get into brief discussions about food and nutrition with different people throughout the day. Months ago my janitor friend stopped eating red meat and drinking milk. Today he told me that he has started to eat only organic fruits and veggies and that he only lets his family drink organic milk. He started telling me about the antibiotics that they give to cows, “I’m going to get you the link to the website my friend showed me.” Then I started talking to him about feedlots for cattle. Dude!
Whoa. I happen to work at a school with a “foodie” for a janitor. Go figure! Is this kind of stuff going mainstream?