Connie Brooks, as well as the rest of the faculty, have been taking on extra duties and working hard. Mrs Davis tells how she deals with her fatigue by taking pills. The overworked teachers is Mr Conklins idea of showing the school board how efficiently his teachers are able to handle a heavy workload.
Walter Denton enters with a problem of his own. He’s the editor of the school newspaper, and Conklin wants to disband it after some recent upsetting articles that have appeared. with Mr Stone due to inspect the school, Conklin doesn’t want his staff to appear as worn out and haggard as the school newspaper articles indicate. Because they’re so tired, the teachers decide to do drugs to stay alert. That’s right, teachers doing drugs in school. Perish the thought. And I thought it was only students who did drugs at school.
There’s just a little problem that leads to some last minute mix ups. Which of Mrs Davis pills are the pick me ups, and which are the downers? Conklin is surprised to learn that Mr Stone sees his overworked teachers as gross mismanagement on his part. Smart man. However, with drugged all mixed up, and flowing freely, all the administrators find themselves in the same wierd boat at the drugged up teachers.
PS: Drugs may be poked fun at, but the reality is to not do them. Most people aren’t lucky enough to have staff writers to get them out of trouble by the end of the show. Drugs just might be the end of your personal show. Don’t do them without doctor’s supervision. Even that could go badly for you, just ask Michael Jackson.