The Most Important English Phrase - Ted Tuesdays - "Why Lunch Ladies Are Heroes"

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Do you ever wonder what the lunch lady does after school?
Well, she’s a superhero in disguise and is always saving the day one hungry stomach after another.

In today’s TED Tuesday lesson, I will be talking about Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes by Jarrett J. Krosoczka where he talks about how and why school lunch ladies are the modern day heroes to their families and the children they serve.

The Main Points

  • Regardless of the person’s race, religion, or occupation… Don’t forget to say thank you to them.
  • Make people feel validated and respected by simply being nice to them, greet them  with a smile or thank them after they have served you.
  • Equality in making everybody feel valuable in the society, not just those that have big important jobs, nice cars,
    those who make money, managers, and bosses.
  • Saying thank you to people like this and respecting them and being nice to them is very important; something they do a lot.
The Vocab & Expressions
  • Place: (I can’t place her, she couldn’t place me), not being able to remember something or someone.
  • To blow someone’s mind: To amaze someone
  • Chance encounter: random encounter
  • A Wake: A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral. Traditionally, a wake takes place in the house of the deceased with the body present; however, modern wakes are often performed at a funeral home or another convenient location.
  • To bury: to put or hide underground
  • Amiss: missing something, or something doesn’t feel right
  • To be moved: affect with emotion
The Joke

What did the lunch lady say to Luke Skywalker from Star Wars?
“Use the forks, Luke.”

Think of forks as the Force in Star Wars 🙂

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