school teacher injured his back and
had to wear a plaster cast around the
upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the
term, still with the cast under his
shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in school.
confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as wide as possible and then busied himself with
desk work. The classroom became a
bit unruly and he admonished them. This happened several times.
When he could do work at his
desk, the strong breeze from the window made his
tie flap annoyingly. He kept rearranging and
rearranging the tie as the class
raised it's level of unruliness. Finally,
becoming disgusted with the wayward tie, he stood up and took a big stapler off his desk and stapled the tie
to his chest in several places.
Discipline was not a problem
from that day forth.