This lovely, ah hem, specimen was an actual teacher gift given to the sister of one of my closest friends. Yes, really. If did not personally know these women, I'm not sure I would believe it myself! I know it's the thought that counts and all, but exactly what thought goes behind sending a urine specimen cup to school as a gift? In the past, I've worked with children suffering from poverty so I know that sometimes even the smallest gift is the most touching because you know that it really comes from a place of love. But this one, I'm not sure where it comes from. Well, I guess we all know where it comes from, don't we? Let's just hope it was new.
My most unique(?) gift was a big, NOT new, red bra. Imagine my surprise when I pulled that baby out of the bag! Of course, after I realized what I was holding, it was back in the bag in a flash while I gushed over how beautiful it was to the little girl who gave it to me. To make a long story short, it turns out that she wanted to give me something nice, so she snuck her mom's favorite bra out of the house. Mom was a bit mortified, but I think above all she was thankful to get it back!
So, I ask you. What has been your most unique teacher gift? Leave me a comment. I'm wondering if anyone can beat the urine plant.