Tuesday morning I found a box of Chex Mix ingredients on my Newmentia desk.
Considering that I lock my door each night, and that the Chex Mix Fairy has never before left such a bounty, I was taken aback. I ran through all the possible scenarios:
*Mr. Principal left me the mixings instead of leaving me a Christmas gift. His daughter commandeers his allotment if he in not vigilant.
*Basementia Commander made good his threat to buy me the raw ingredients and commission me to provide the munchies for his holiday family shindig.
*Basementia Commander's wife wanted to surprise him with a special gift of Chex Mix.
*Mabel was jonesin' for the Hillmomba treat.
The first scenario didn't ring true, because while Mr. Principal has the most likely access to my desk, he's not the overbearing sort.
Secondly, Basementia Commander is not organized enough to gather the fixins and present them ahead of the holidays.
Thirdly, Basementia Commander's wife would have just picked up her phone and called to ask me for that little favor.
Which led me to fourth place Mabel, who certainly feels comfortable enough to break and enter my classroom and foist free raw materials upon me with no greedy ulterior motive.
I got on the hotline to western Newmentia, and ID-ed the most probable perp. For her initiative, Ms Mabel will be the prime recipient of an entire batch of world-class Chex Mix.
Just as soon as she brings back her empty container.