A principal of a small middle school had a problem with a few of the
older girls starting to use lipstick. When putting it on in the
ladies room they would then press their lips to the mirror and leave
Before it got out of hand he thought of a way to stop it. He gathered
all the girls together that wore lipstick and told them he wanted to
meet with them in the ladies room at 3 p.m. They gathered promptly at
3 and found the principal and the school janitor waiting there for
The principal explained that it was becoming a problem for the Mr.
Jones to clean the mirror every night. He said he felt the ladies did
not fully understand just how much of a problem it was and he wanted
them to witness just how hard it was to clean.
Mr. Jones then demonstrated. He took a long brush on a handle out of
a box. He then dipped the brush in the nearest toilet, moved to the
mirror and proceeded to scrub off the lipstick.
Then he turned to his shocked audience and smiled, “Any questions?”
That was the last day the girls pressed their lips on the mirror!