When I used to work in the business world, I once worked with a secretary who was… ahem… very blonde. She believed everything anyone told her. Everything.
One day, some of the guys I worked with convinced her that ‘gullible’ was not a word. She hesitated because she had been made the fool so many times. Finally, she looked it up in the dictionary
where she should have found her picture.
Sometimes, I think about Secretary McFluffy when dealing with certain children.
In the past, I convinced my students that the first of each month was that month’s Fool’s Day. You know… January Fool’s Day… October Fool’s Day. I told them that for some reason only April Fool’s Day was the one that stuck and became popular. We played jokes on each other at the first of every month for the entire school year. When it was April 1st, I told them the truth. It was the ultimate April Fool’s Day joke.
Those students were extremely gullible.
Apparently, so am I.
The other day, one of the secretaries came running into my office in a panic about some man on the phone who was insisting he get directions to the school so he could deliver the 100 pounds of shrimp we had ordered.
I picked up on line one while stammering and stuttering to him that no one had ordered any shrimp. He insisted he had 100 pounds of shrimp to deliver and he’d need to pick up a check.
Turns out he was the husband of one of the secretaries. I should have known they were up to something.
Does it surprise you to know that I am blonde?