TR was at Mud Volcano guiding a group of visitors around the thermal features when he was approached by an interesting fellow who insisted on rolling up his sleeve and showing off his tattoo. Yes, it was a tattoo of Old Faithful. How did you know?
The gentleman joined TR's group and added quite a lot of commentary to the program until someone announced there was a grizzly in the parking lot! He immediately abandoned his group (right thing to do under the circumstance). TR got on the radio to notify Bear Management and was directed by them to babysit the bear (keep an eye on it, protect visitors, etc.) until they could arrive.
The lucky ranger got to watch Mr. Grizzly swim across the Yellowstone River, stop half-way to look all around and check his bearings, then continue to the other shore. Mr. Grizzly scampered off into the trees.
My work day stories aren't that stunning today but it was still a great day. One student vomited and another bled. However, someone else shared an anecdote about a student with a colorful vocabulary. His substitute teacher called him by name and with surprise, he asked in the most natural way, "How the hell did you know my name?"
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