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I'm Spilling The Beans

I'm going to share a story That happens to be true Because it's sometimes good to laugh at ourselves, I think. Don't you? It happened in first year high. It was a funny scene! I'd like to share this memory. Yes. I'm spilling the beans... Our science teacher was telling us All about capillary action. He invited us to try an experiment. The creative challenge was quite an attraction! So at home, I did just so... Found a jar and paper towels, as said. I artistically attached the beans... But no growth? I scratched my head... " I've done all he told us. I never let the water dry! " So I approached the teacher, telling him, " They've not grown! I don't know why! " So, on his request I took it in to show him. His response was kind, was tactful And after a long and thought filled grin, He asked me what kind of beans I used. " Baked .. Broad .. Kidney, with some shells to decorate. ' Then I added, ' Maybe they didn't grow Because they are well out of date! " Though I was proud of my ( messy ) masterpiece, Bear in mind I was only eleven, He had to disappear to laugh To ask for help from heaven. On return, he brought three beans. He had something important to show... " In processing, this bit gets cut off That's why yours didn't grow. " When he turned, I hurried off With a face as red as rose. My friend caught sight of me and asked, " What are you doing with those? " We laughed, she thought me crazy To give it another try. But two weeks later I informed the teacher, " They've grown! " With lit up eyes. " I'm so pleased it's worked out for you. " He replied with celebration. Perhaps because this will be historic! Proof of the need for education! So. When you think you've something sussed, All may not be as it seems. Although this lesson's at my expense, I'm spilling the beans! Written 8th August 2021

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Date: 9/4/2021 10:24:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. What a cute/fun~~story/write. Glad you spilled the beans. Thanks for the laugh. Have a blessed day/weekend...............
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 9/4/2021 10:38:00 AM
You're welcome Paula. So pleased it brought cheer! Xx All the best..
Date: 9/3/2021 9:01:00 AM
hahahaa you spilled the beans about the beans, Funny ! Congratulations on your win :D
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 9/3/2021 9:27:00 AM
Yep! Lol (rolling laughing faces)
Date: 9/2/2021 3:58:00 PM
Natasha, wonderful and congratulations on your win in my contest ~ love and serenity _ Constance
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 9/3/2021 4:24:00 AM
Hi Constance. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it :) warmest wishes xx
Date: 9/1/2021 2:58:00 PM
Love this fun story/poem Natasha, Beans Means Rhymes… Belle
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 9/2/2021 7:06:00 AM
Lol .. who needs Hienz when we've got rhymes! ;)
Date: 8/10/2021 12:53:00 PM
I enjoyed your story of spilling the beans Natasha, Very nicely penned, is your soup mail on?
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 8/10/2021 2:01:00 PM
Tried it and it's says ...body: html code not allowed... Sorry haven't a clue what to do..
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 8/10/2021 1:53:00 PM
Hi glad you enjoyed ... I'm new to poetry soup so I haven't tried using soup mail yet...
Date: 8/10/2021 3:37:00 AM
A story to maybe one day pass to children. Fun read Natasha and shows there are good teachers out there. Emilia : )
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 8/10/2021 8:55:00 AM
It certainly would be... It's a good way to let young ones know they aren't alone in their mistakes. :D yes there are some amazing teachers out there. There were quite a few in my second high school x
Date: 8/9/2021 8:49:00 AM
what a witty story, thanks for spilling the beans lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 8/9/2021 9:43:00 AM
Your welcome :) thought fellow Soupers' would appreciate the laugh xx thank you Jan
Date: 8/8/2021 4:12:00 PM
Such a cute little story, Natasha. You had a good teacher who helped you pick up the beans!
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 8/9/2021 3:23:00 AM
Yes he was so kind in the way he handled it. Was a brilliant teacher and had a great sense of humour... Which was a great asset in this situation. Lol thanks L. Milton. :)
Date: 8/8/2021 3:21:00 PM
Fantastic story writing/poem. I liked reading it, and several amusing fanny moments added to the attraction.
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 8/9/2021 3:24:00 AM
Thank you Lasaad. One of those, never forget moments. A funny way to learn about processing beans. :)