“The door to safety swings on the hinges of common sense.”
I tripped at school.
This was cause for great concern for all the preschoolers because I am a stickler for being safe and picking up toys.
The children gathered around me with great concern and produced the culprit.
It was a giant puzzle piece. An inconspicuous looking, fun-foam letter ‘a’.
Sometimes I get to be the object lesson.
The class artist drew a picture of the incident just before I caught myself.
“Um Ms. Barbra…How do you spell, OOph?”
Yeah…that was the sound of a preschool teacher about to take a face plant….without hazard pay.
I am pretty sure they got the expression right, too….