Telling Tales Outside of Class
|Snake in the Box
Seniors Mature Reluctantly
Can't remember who all was involved but it was 1962.
The seniors basically had most of the day off because of SCAT test I believe. We
were in the senior court passing time until the senior assembly. Some of the guys
found a little (harmless) snake. Well, they decided to put it in a crush proof
cigarette box so they could let it go during assembly.
Our speaker's subject that day was how seniors need to prepare to go out into the
adult world of college or into the work force -- we were becoming adults.
The guys with the snake passed it around with a sign on the cigarette box "DO NOT
OPEN, SNAKE INSIDE" hoping someone would open it. No one opened it. When
it got back to the guys (they were directly behind me) they decided to they
wanted to let it go. Believe me, for the rest of the assembly several of us sat on
So much for being adults and ready for the real world----it was fun. Being adult
isn't nearly as much fun.