Lollipop Incident

Lollipop Incident

Marina Zakrajsek, Guidance News Columnist

When I was in sixth-grade, my math teacher would always give us some sort of special treat to make the test days less stressful. On one test day, she decided to give the class caramel apple lollipops. They were an apple-flavored lollipop with caramel surrounding the outside. I don’t like caramel or apples but I figured why not, and took one while sitting down to begin the test. I had first period math, so it was the first class period of my day. It was when my teacher jokingly said, “Don’t anyone lose teeth from the lollipops!” that I felt an intense pressure on my tooth. A tooth had gotten stuck in the carmel. A tooth that wasn’t loose before I stepped foot in that classroom. When I got the lollipop dislodged from my mouth, I was staring at my tooth stuck in the carmel. When I went to ask my teacher if I could go to the nurse she turned around suddenly and said, “Go! Just Go! Marina, I am deathly afraid of teeth!” I don’t remember what I did after that or whether I ever finished my math test. But every other class of the day, she warned in all seriousness not to lose any teeth. I’ll never forget that moment and obviously neither will she.

UPDATE: According to my Math teacher in sixth grade she is deathly afraid of teeth and she will never forget me. (I haven’t eaten a caramel lollipop since then.)