I want to ask a serious question to all guinea pig owners. Do guinea pig bean have magic powers? You know, like the beans in the story “Jack and the Beanstalk”? They seem to be everywhere and nowhere all at once. How is that possible?
I got to school the other day and went about my normal routine. During the middle of my physics class I reached into my pocket and felt something. As my fingers ran over it I quickly realized it was one of Alfalfa’s beans. I was puzzled and amazed by the find. My surprise was written all over my face. My face turned several unnatural shades…all at once. Several students asked me if I was ok. I said that I ‘needed to use my inhaler…’ and proceeded quickly into my prep room out of my students’ view. I quickly threw the bean out in the trash can, made some noise to make it sound like I was doing what I had said, washed my hands, and walked back out with the best composed face I could make.
Again, several students again asked if I was ok. I lied and said I was fine. I wanted to say, ‘You won’t believe what I just found in my pocket: a bean!’ But then I realized that I was talking about finding guinea pig poop in my pocket. Most likely, that would not go over too well…with anyone. The more I thought about it, the grosser it became. I spent the rest of the day pondering how that magic bean had gotten into my pocket.
Now, I know what you are thinking… ‘Well, you must have washed your GP stuff and then your personal stuff in the same washer and by transfer it wound up in your pocket.’ There is one flaw with that idea… I don’t wash my clothes and GP stuff in the same washer… I use two different ones at the same time… It’s faster! Besides, a bean would have had to survive the washing process and then floated into my pocket, get dried in the drier, survive being hung up, and finally survive me mad-handling the pants in my morning rush. Statistically improbable.
So, let’s move on to another possibility: ‘Well, you must have cleaned up something with a paper towel, placed the towel in your pocket, and then an errant bean just stayed there.’ Really? A bean just stayed there? That’s silly. Besides, it would have to survive the washing process and all that other stuff. I don’t think so. I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how that bean got into my pocket. Also, I’d love to hear about some of the odd places you have found beans.
My conclusion is that Alfalfa has acquired some sort of magic power allow him to teleport beans into people’s pockets… Odder things have happened with him…right?
Author’s Note: After have several people message me about the blog tonight. I have gone over to a neighbor’s house and borrowed a computer. This is not the blog I had planned for tonight. Thanks for understanding.