One year I remember sitting in my classroom working on some lesson plans after school when all of a sudden I heard a lot of commotion in the hall. The next thing I knew this extremely large, extremely angry woman came stomping into my room. She picked up a chair and threw it across the room. I said "Can I help you?" Smart move, right? Wrong! She came charging at me like a bull in a china shop. I thought about sitting there calmly for about two seconds; then I got up and ran in the opposite direction. She was yelling at me when I caught the name she called me. I said "WAIT A MINUTE! I am NOT Mrs. S.....I am MRS. B....!" She stopped, looked puzzled, and said "You don't teach my son A...?" I told her that I did not teach first grade but in fact taught kindergarten. She yelled at me again wanting to know where she could find Mrs. S. I pointed her in the wrong direction and then pushed the intercom button as soon as she left. We did not have phones in the rooms back then. As soon as I got a response, I told them that a very angry parent who had thrown a chair at me was looking for Mrs. S. Then, I hightailed it out of there. Three other teachers who had been working in their rooms as well were right behind me.
The next day we learned that the Principal had intercepted her before she could throw any more furniture and that she had been banned from coming back on campus. Nobody was happier about that than Mrs. S!