Tabasco Free Zone

January 10, 2013 9:31 am
Posted by: Steve Leibman

A while back, Jace brought a Thermos of chili for lunch and wanted to bring Tabasco sauce with him. I gave him the whole jar to pack in his lunch and bring back home at the end of the day.
Which he did.
And he said he used it, and he liked it, and we thought no more of it.

Last night at dinner, the topic of Tabasco sauce came up again, and Jace mentioned that though he had used it in his lunch at school, he had waited until nobody was looking before he added it to his chili.

“Because I don’t think we’re allowed to have Tabasco sauce at school.”
“Why not?”
“Well… at the front door where the 5th graders go in, there’s a sign that says something like… let me think… it says something like Tabasco Free Emergency.”
“Tabasco Free Emergency?”
“or Tabasco Free Zone…”

But of course! I should have realized that.
Most schools in the country are Tabasco Free zones. No chewing Tabasco, no smoking Tabasco, …

Remind me to follow up with a separate conversation about whether or not the right way to approach prohibited activities is just to do them when nobody else is looking.

12 Responses to “Tabasco Free Zone”

Mary Jeanne Rebb wrote a comment on January 12, 2013

Tabasco free zones are exactly what is wrong this country!

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bride, Julie d’Angenne.

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… As a rule, the manuscript is called

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handwritten by the author.

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manuscripts underwent in the Middle

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then only a few have reached us

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A handwritten book is a book

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from lat. manus – “hand” and scribo – “I write”) ]

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European glory, and even after

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(palimpsests). In the XIII-XV centuries in

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55 thousand Greek, 30 thousand Armenian

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