Transcript: Vanish and Reappear
Rob Long on what writing and manufacturing three-bean salad have in common (hint: nothing)
This is Rob Long with Martini Shot for The Ankler.
A few years ago, I heard this story from a friend of mine. He’s got a kid in elementary school, and one day, in his oldest kid’s second-grade classroom, suddenly, without warning, all of the children started to throw up.
Just cascades, apparently. And for no discernible reason. So they shut down the school, sent everybody home, called out the HazMat crew, and sent in the guys in the spacesuits to sniff around, measure stuff, check for gas and chemicals and e. coli and anything else that might make 26 7-year-olds hurl and hurl and hurl and hurl.
You know what they found?