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Primary school students thought that the teacher put BOOZE in her coffee (but it’s just syrup!)

Elementary school teacher holding a bottle of vanilla syrup near her coffee maker discovers that her whole class thought she was adding BOOZE to her morning cup of Joe

  • Shannon Leigh Maxey teaches at a primary school in Jacksonville, Florida
  • She keeps a Keurig coffee maker in her classroom and also has a bottle of syrup with vanilla almond flavor
  • A student recently asked her why she is storing ‘liquor’ there
  • When she asked several other students what they thought it was, they laughed and said “beer”

A primary school teacher in Florida had to reassure her class that she didn’t actually store her coffee with spirits every morning after the youngsters got confused by a bottle of flavored syrup.

Shannon Leigh Maxey, a teacher at the Woodland Acres Elementary School in Jacksonville, shared the funny misunderstanding on Facebook this month – which achieved 35,000 likes.

Shannon likes to flavor her morning coffee with some vanilla-almond flavor syrup, but she says she recently heard that her entire class had assumed that she was adding liquor to her drink.

A photo of this! Shannon Leigh Maxey holds flavored syrup with her Keurig in her primary school class - and her students thought it was a drink

A photo of this! Shannon Leigh Maxey holds flavored syrup with her Keurig in her primary school class – and her students thought it was a drink

Shannon described the eye-opening exchange she had with a student in the post of February 5.

“Mrs. Maxey, I have to ask you a question, but I have to whisper and you can’t get angry … Why do you keep your drink with your coffee maker? “the student asked her.

Amused, Shannon quickly corrected the error.

‘Girl, that’s vanilla syrup for my coffee! Did you think I drank alcohol all year round?! ‘ she said.

Shannon added a photo of her Keurig machine, along with a bottle of skimmed vanilla-almond flavored syrup.

The question made the teacher realize that she should probably address the bottle with the rest of the class.

Whoops! After a student had asked about the 'drink', she heard that several others thought it was beer and should remove the confusion

Whoops! After a student had asked about the 'drink', she heard that several others thought it was beer and should remove the confusion

Whoops! After a student had asked about the ‘drink’, she heard that several others thought it was beer and should remove the confusion

“I felt obliged to see if anyone felt that way, so I said to five of my boys during my small group:” Hey, do you know what that is at my coffee machine? , She wrote.

The boys have been laughed at, “she said.

“After I forced them to tell me what they thought it was, they said,” We just thought you put beer in your coffee every day, “she wrote.

“At least I haven’t claimed a class of mistakes,” Shannon joked

“At least I haven’t claimed a class of mistakes,” Shannon joked. “No one told their parents or admin that Mrs. Maxey was enlightened every morning while teaching!”

Shannon signed off with a series of smiling emojis and thousands of commentators came in to share their own entertainment.

“This made my day. Thank you for giggling, “wrote one.

“You never know what kids are going to say … so funny …” another said.

Some also shared similar stories, with one who wrote: “You are not alone. I also like coffee and use the same syrups. My high school students always ask if it is liqueur. “

“I always kept a bottle of red wine vinegar for my salads,” another said. ‘I had some children ask why I had wine in my room. I had to show them where it had vinegar. “

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