Pull Tabs

It’s Thanksgiving Break. I am so happy.

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Just a little note. I got this mug at goodwill last weekend for a dollar. I love it. It’s a lovely chocolate brown. Perfect.

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Do you know of pull tab posters? They’re those posters tacked up on grocery store bulletin boards advertising dog walking or lawn mowing.

I made two posters and taped one up at school Wednesday. The idea came from the internet, I don’t remember where, it was a long time ago. But I taped one of the two up Wednesday morning. I watched people walk past it and not even look up until the bell rung. After 4th period it was gone, the whole thing. The only carnage was the tape left on the wall.

I was so mad. Why would one angry person end the whole poster? I was so excited to see the empty tabs, but I didn’t get to. Was everyone in a really bad mood? Did no one like this? I realize that my classmates could’ve taken the tabs before it was pulled off the wall. And what I finally came to believe was that all the tabs went quickly, and once the only thing left was the “Take a Smile” poster, a student just took whole poster.

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Even though I was a little disappointed in the last poster, Thursday night I made another set.


These were a success. One was taken down, but the other had all it’s tabs pulled of by the end of the day. This is what I wanted to happen.

Just a little poster to put a little shine in the day.


  1. Nice to know that people read what is posted on the walls of your school. I’m hoping they were smiling as the took a tab.

    What do you drink out of that perfect mug?

  2. I hope so too.
    I drink hot chocolate, apple cider, water, and koolaid.