My sub in English got mad at me yesterday. Why, do you ask? Well, because I was laughing uncontrollably during silent reading time- but sometimes laughing when you're not supposed to laugh makes you laugh even more... and then you snort, which- come on, makes even the Grinch laugh. Yes, yes. That was me in 2nd period yesterday. But here's what happened:
I was sitting at my table, reading my book, when my friend who sits next to me asked me what happened to my thumb. She had noticed the ginormous band-aids covering my finger. I began to tell her but all that came out was, "Long story short, a dental whitening strip was on my thumb all night." And that's about the exact moment when she started busting up laughing and then what could I do but join in?
My short story sounds like a lie. But it's not. I shall share with you the long story right about, um, now. On Tuesday night, I put in my whitening strips and laid down on my bed. I was so exhausted from doing two shows that day. Guess what? I fell asleep. But it was alright, because I woke up about 20 minutes later and was able to take the strips out, but I was SO exhausted, that I didn't bother to get out of bed to dispose of them. I just put them on my night stand and fell back asleep immediately. (Editors note: I am normally so much more sanitary than this, this is just an exception.) About 4:45 am the next morning, I woke up because my thumb was throbbing. Oh my heavens, it hurt so bad! I did not know why and so I turned on the light to take a look and what was there but a whitening strip! It must have stuck to my finger when I took them out. It had been on my thumb the entire night, and I think you should know, whitening strips are not fake, they actually have something in them because my thumb reacted quite badly to it. It's still tender.
I tell you this story to perhaps comfort you about your own little mishaps. They happen to everyone- I mean hopefully you will never have an incident involving a whitening strip and a thumb but they're everywhere. And I'm here to smile and laugh about them. It makes life so much nicer.