Good Reason for the Rule

The rule in the classroom is to check with the teacher before bringing living creatures to school.

Colin looked up from his work as I was passing by.  “Oh, by the way, can I bring my snake to school tomorrow for sharing?”

“Sure,” I said without much thought.

A few minutes later, Colin came over to me. “Um, my mom said that I had to tell you that it’s a boa constrictor.”

“Ok,” I responded and got back to my lesson at hand.

A few minutes later I felt a tap on my shoulder.  “My mom says that I have to tell you that it is eight feet long.”

Now I got the picture.  Thank goodness for moms.  “You can bring your boa constrictor on one condition.  Make sure it’s been well fed!”