Sometimes a Snake is Just a Snake

Backstory: My mom was a kindergarten teacher in a bad part of town.

Mom: It was a rough neighborhood. The kind of place where the men would come to the playground and let their snakes out of their bags.

Me: Ew! Mom that’s so gross.

Mom: I know. I hate snakes.

Me: Wait, that was a euphemism for something right?

Mom: No! They had real snakes! We had to go check the playground before recess to make sure they weren’t slithering around by the swings or anything.

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    • 1.  Keely K

      If thats what she considered a bad town I’d love to have her go to my elementary school. We had drive bys where men let their snakes out of their bags too, but the one eyed kind.

      December 13, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    • 2.  Gabriele

      Hilarious! Why did people let real snakes on to playgrounds, though?!

      December 13, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    • 3.  P

      Must be New Mexico!

      December 15, 2008 at 8:34 am

    • 4.  lisa

      This is one of my absolute favs! My mind didn’t go to the euphemism right away so when I read down to that part, I just cracked up.

      December 15, 2008 at 10:24 am

    • 5.  wink

      This made me laugh so hard… My mind definitely went the euphamism route right away, haha, so the misunderstanding is hysterical to me… something I do with my own mom all the time. Love it.

      December 15, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    • 6.  wink

      euphEmism. :( oops.

      December 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm

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